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EDWAKD III. 

VOL. XIIL 

A.D. 1369— 1374. 



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CONTENTS 



Page 
Preface ...... v 

Corrigenda to Vol. XTT. .... vii 

Calendar ..... 1 

General Index .... 617 



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PREFACE. 



The present volume forms part of a series of Calendars 
of the Close Rolls from the reign of Edward I. to that 
of Edward IV., the object and character of which are 
explained in the Preface to the first volume for the reign of 
Edward II. (a. d. 1307-1313). The text has been prepared, 
with the sanction of the Lords Commissioners of His 
Majesty's Treasury, by Mr. W. H. B. Bird, B.A., and the 
Index has been compiled by Mr. C. T. Flower, M.A., of 
this Office. 

H. C. MAXWELL LYTE- 

Public Record Office, 
November^ 1911. 



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CORRIGENDA TO VOLUME XII. 



INDEX, 
p. 522, insert Bolas Magna, Boulewas [co. Salop], manor of, 18, 14. 
p. 524, Tit. Boulewas. For Buildwa.s read Bolas. 
p. 529, dele Bnildwas, Boulewas [co. Salop], manor of, 13, 14. 



CALENDAK 

OF 

CLOSE EOLLS. 



43 EDWARD III. 



13G9. Membrane 35. 

Jan. 26. To William de Mulsho and John dc Ncwenham chamberlains of 
Westminster, the exchequer, John de Thorp warden, Walter de Bardes master of the 
king's mint in the Tdwer of London, Eustace de la Tour keeper of tlie 
touch there, John de NorthA\ych and Nicholas de Twyford goldsmiths 
of the city of London. Commission and command to assemble in the 
To^^er at a set day to be by them appointed, to survey certain vessels 
of silver and girdles of gold and assay the same by the touch and 
other\A'ise, and to certify in chancery under their seals \\hat they 
shall so find, sending again tliis writ ; as the king is informed that 
William de IMonte Acuto earl of Salisbury has caused the said vessels 
and girdles to be new made by certain goldsmiths of the said city, 
and tliat the same are not of so good gold and silver, metal and alloy 
as they ought to be, Mherefore tliey are liable to be forfeit to the 
king according to the ordinance and to the king's charter. 

Et end patens. 

[Feed era.] 

Jan. 28. To the sheriff of Leycester. Order to repair in person to the com- 
VVestminster. mon pasture of Boresworth and there make inquisition, and if thereby 
it be found that after the first measurement the said pasture was 
unlawfully overcharged by John atte Welle and Roger Pakeman, to 
make answer at the exchequer for their beasts so put upon the said 
pasture over and above the number due, or for the price thereof, remov- 
ing such overcharge ; as Richard Beller has shewn the king that he 
lately took a writ for measurement of the common pasture aforesaid 
which was unlawfully overcharged by the said John and Roger, that 
by order of the king the sheriff measured the same according to custom, 
and that after that measurement the said John and Roger have again 
unlawfully overcharged the same contrary to the statute. 

Jan. 2G. To William de Catesby escheator in Leycestershire. Order to 

Westminster, remove the king's hand, and not to meddle further ^\^tl^ the manor 
of Gloveston, delivering up any issues thereof taken ; as it is found 
by inquisition, taken by WiUiam atte More late escheator, that 
Elizabeth who was wife of Roland Daneys tenant in chief, being 
tenant for life of the said manor of the heritage of John Daneys 
cou.sin and heir of the said Roland, a minor in the king's wardship, 
aliened the same in fee to Robert de Haryngton, by virtue whereof 
the tenants of the manor attorned tenants to tlie said Robert to the 
prejudice and disherison of the said heir ; and now John de Radeclyve 
Wt. 19C10— H.T. Ltd.— 400. • cr 1 



s 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1309^ Membrane 35 — cont. 

vicar of Evyngton has petitioned tlie king for restitution of the said 
manor taken into the kind's hand by reason of tlie pretended ahenation 
aforesaid, as the said Ehzabeth did not ahen the same to the said 
Robert, but by her writing produced granted it to him the said vicar 
to hokl during her Ufc ; and the king would not that the said vicar be 
unh\\\ fully ousted from possession thereof without an answer. 

Jan. 29. To John de Ciessyngham escheator in Essex. Order to cause 

Wffitnunstor, John brother and heir of Richaid Sayer son and heir of John Sayer to 
have seisin of the lands of his father, which came to the king's hands 
by his deatli and by reason of the nonage of the said Richard, m ho died 
within a<ic in the king's wardship, and are yet in his hand by reason 
of the nonage of the said John brother of Richard ; as the said Jolm 
Sayer deceased was tenant of the king as of the honour of Hakenet 
now in the king's hand by the service of rendering lOs. a year to 
the ward of Dovorre castle, and the said John the son proved his 
age before Roger de \\'olfreton late escheator, and the king has taken 
his homage and fealty. By p.s. [27727.] 



Feb. 16. To Robert de Twyford escheator in Notynghamshire. Order to 

Wostminster. take the fealty of Roger Belers knight according to the form of a 
schedule enclosed, and to deliver to him 12 messuages and 12 virgates 
of land in Boncye held in chief by the fourth part of one knight's 
fee, which were taken into the king's hand by the death of Alice who 
■was wife of Roger Belers, together witli the issues thereof taken ; as 
the king has learned l)v inquisition, taken by the escheator, that the 
said Alice at her death held no lands in that county in chief nor of any 
other in her demesne as of fee, but held the premises for life of the 
gift of Richard de Whatton late parson of Wydemerpole made with the 
king's licence, with remainder to Roger Belers knight (yet living) 
for his life. 



Feb. 16. To William do Catesby escheator in Leycestershire. Order not 

Westminster, to meddle further with the manor of Kirkeby upon Wrethek, a 
messuage and one virgate of land in Little Dalby and 2s. of rent in 
Holwell taken into the king's hand by the death of Alice who was wife 
of Roger Belers, delivering up any issues thereof taken ; as the king 
lias learned by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that the said Alice 
at her death held no lands in that county in chief in her demesne as 
of fee, but held the premises of the gift of John Cousin late warden of the 
chapel of St. Peter upon Wrethek to the said Roger and Alice and to 
the heirs of their bodies, and that the same are held of others than the 
king. 



Feb. 16. To Richard de Wideville escheator in Roteland. Order to take the 
Westminster, fealty of Roger Belers knight, son and heir of Roger Belers tenant 
in chief of the late king, according to the form of a schedule enclosed, 
and to cause him to have seisin of the manor of Stretton taken into 
the king's hand by the death of Alice who was wife of Roger Belers 
the father; as lately the age of the said Roger the son was proved, 
and the king respited his homage and rendered to him his said father's 
lands then in the king's hand by his father's death and by reason of 
bis own nonage ; and now it is foimd by inquisition, taken by the 



43 EDWARD III. 



130)0. Membrane 35 — coiit. 

cscheator, that th(> said Alice at lier death held the said manor in 
dower of his licritage by assif^nment of the kinff, and that tlie same is 
lield in chief by knight service ; and of his favour the king has respited 
the homage of the said Roger until the quinzaine of Easter next. 

Membraxe 34. 

Jan. 28. To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. • Order to allow 

Westminster, at the exchequer to the now bishop of i:iy 70G/. 1 3s. 4d. for the stock 
of the bishopric in the 527/. 0«. 4\fl due from him, and the 417/. 11.9. GUI. 
due from the prior and convent of the cathedral church of Ely to the 
king according to their accounts rendered at the exchequer for the 
issues of the temporalities of the bisliopric by reason of the last vacancy 
thereof, when by divers successive commissions the said temporalities 
were in their hands, as is found by certificate of the treasurer and 
barons made in chancery at the king's command, thereof discharging 
as weW the said bishop as the said prior and convent ; as in con- 
sideration that the stocks of the said bishopric therein used of long 
time, consisting of 471 oxen, 292 stots and 41 cart horses, were 
destroyed by default of Thomas de Insula late bishop and by his 
long abode and death in the court of Rome, and unless provision be 
made for other stock the same "would for ever be lost for that his next 
successor received and might receive nought thereof, and has left 
nothing as he was bound to leave nothing to his successor, by reason 
of his devotion towards St. Etheldreda the king of his favour and for 
the salvation of his soul has by letters patent granted of his treasury 
(erario) to God and the church of Ely to the use and advantage of 
the now bishop and his successors 706/. 13s. 4d. that the said stocks 
be therewith brought again to their former state and remain to the 
said bishop and to his successors to all time, to wit 471 oxen at 20s. 
a head, 292 stots at 13s. id. a head, and 41 cart horses at 20s. each. 
Proviso that answer be made to the king for the residue of the 
sums due of the said issues from the bishop and the prior and convent, 
namely the portion falling upon either of them over and above the 
said stock. 

Feb. 5. Order to the sheriff of Somerset to cause a coroner to be elected 

Westminster, instead of John Brice, who is insufficiently qualified. 

Feb. 20. To John de Cressyngham escheator in Essex. Order to cause 
Westminster. John de Goldynton and Joyce his wife, LaAM-ence de Pabenham and 
Elizabeth his wife, and AMlliam de Bernak and Mary his wife to have 
livery of a rent of one pair of gilt spurs price 6(7. to be taken of the 
manor of Upmynstrc, and of the advowson of Upmynstre church, 
saving her dower thereof to Katherine who was wife of Thomas 
Dengayn knight tenant in chief ; as the king has learned by inquisition, 
taken at his command by Roger de \Volfreton late escheator, that the 
said Thomas at his death was seised in his demesne as of fee of the 
rent and advo^\son aforesaid ^^•hich are not held of the king, and that 
the said Joyce, Elizabeth and Mary are his sisters and next heirs, 
and are of full age ; and at another time the king commanded a 
partition to be made of the lands which the said Thomas held in chief, 
and livery of their respective purparties to be given to tlie said John 
and Joyce, Lawrence and Elizabeth and William and Mary. 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



13G9. Membrane 34 — cont. 

Jan. 29. To Jolm de Cressyngham escheator in Suffolk. Order to cause 

Westminster. William son and heir of \Villiain Criketot kniglit {militis) tenant in chief 
to have seisin of his .said father's lands taken into the king's hand by 
hia death ; as the said William the son proved his age before Roger 
de W'olfreton late escheator, and the king has taken his homage and 
fealty. By p.s. [27726.] 

Jan. 26. To the abbot of Eourney.s. Order to cause a coroner to be elected 

Wostminstcr. in his court by assent of his men and tenants instead of Adam Taillour 
of Ulverston ; as on 16 March in tlic 11th year of his reign, learning 
that in times past divers men were lost in the passage over the sands 
between the parts of Fourneys co. Lancaster and other neighbouring 
parts at the ebb and flow of the sea water A\hicli there runs swiftly 
and powerfully and for divers other causes, upon whose bodies and 
upon the bodies of others slain in the parts of Fourneys and dying 
for other causes heretofore the coroner's office was not duly executed 
for that the coroners there dw elt afar off, the king by charter granted 
to the said abbot and convent that tliey and their successors for ever 
by writs of chancery to be to the abbot addressed should have a 
coroner in their lands and fees of Fourneys, to be elected as aforesaid 
and to execute his office in the said lands and fees ; and the said 
Adam their coroner is dead, as the king has learned. 

Feb. 6. To Thomas de Musgrave escheator in Northumberland. Order to 

Westminster, take of Christiana who Avas the wife of John Wendout tenant in chief 
an oath that she will not marry without the king's licence, and to 
assign her dower of her said husband's lands taken into the king's 
hand by his death, sending the assignment to be enrolled in chancery 
as usual. 

Membbane 33. 

Feb. 10. To Thomas de Musgrave escheator in Cumberland. Order, if 

Westminster, assured by inquisition or otherwise that a place in Kirkandres with 
the wood and lands adjoining, whereof in the time of the late king 
mention is made in the process hereinafter rehearsed, and the lands 
in Kirkandres taken into the king's hand by Jolm de Scotherskelf 
late escheator are one and the same, to remove the king's hand and 
not to meddle further therewith, making full restitution to the abbot 
of St. Mary York of any issues thereof taken by himself or the late 
escheator ; as lately the king ordered the late escheator to certify 
in chancery the cause wherefore lands of the prior of Wederhale 
in Kirkandres were by him taken into the king's hand, and he returned 
that he found by inquisition, by him taken of his office, that Andrew 
de Harcla at his death was seised in fee to him and his heu's of certain 
lands in Kirkandres by Blenkarne, that he forfeited by adhering to 
the Scots the king's enemies, that the said prior and his successors 
without the king's licence occupied those lands from the said Andrew's 
death, and that tliey are worth .30s. a year, wherefore the late escheator 
took the same into tlie king's hand ; and now- the said abbot, to 
whom the said priory is subject being a cell of his abbey, and to whom 
it pertains to substitute one of his monks for governance thereof aad 
to remove him at will, has informed the king that Simon his pre- 
decessor granted and demised the said lands to Michael de Harcla 
knight (father of the said Andi'ew who was his heir) and Joan his 
wife and to the said Michael's heirs for 405. yearly payable to the said 



43 EDWARD III. 



1369. Membrane 33 — cont. 

prior, that aftci- by reason of Aiulrcw 's forfeiture the same were taken 
into the late king's liand by liis tlien esclieator, wliereforc the abbot 
at that time sued against the late king for the said rent to him due 
aecording to the said demise, that so by process thereupon made 
the said lands were restored to the said abbot to hold at the late king's 
will for that by extent then made they did not exceed the yearly 
value of 205., and so from that restitution the abbot and his pre- 
decessors ever peaceably held the same until they were by the late 
esclieator sei/x'd into the king's hand, praying for removal of the king's 
hand ; and by view of the chancery rolls the king is assured that, at 
the suit of the then abbot alleging that Simon his predecessor by 
writing indented granted to the said Micliael a place of the said Simon 
called Kirkandres with the wood and lands adjoining the same, which 
lands and wood \\\i\\ a certain hanger ('pendenti) called Prestebank 
in the territory of Neubyggyng and a cuUura of land which the said 
abbot Simon had there were by Adam son of Swan and Alexander de 
Crevquer given in frank almoin to the abbot of St. Mary York and the 
monks of Holy Trinity and St. Constantine W'ederhale, to hold to the said 
Michael and Joan his wife and to the heirs of the said Michael of the 
said Simon and his successors rendering 40^. yearly to the prior of his 
cell of W'ederhale for the time being, one moiety at Whitsuntide and 
the other at Martinmas for all claims and demands, saving to the 
said monks the tithes thereof arising every year great and small and 
the obventions due and accustomed, and though he and his predecessors 
from the date of that writing were fully seised of that rent by the 
hands of the said AndreA\' and of Michael his father as tenants of the 
premises, he had not obtained payment thereof since the time when 
the same with other the lands of the said Andrew by his forfeiture 
came to the late king's hands, and alleging that the late king by writ 
commanded Anthony de Lucy, then keeper of the said Andrew's lands 
in the said king's liands by his forfeiture, if these things were so, to 
pay to the said abbot the arrears of the said rent from the time the 
premises so came to the king's hands, and to pay the same at the 
accustomed terms so long as they sliould be in the king's hand and 
in his keeping, and further alleging that the said Anthony returned that 
all things in the said A\Tit contained in regard to the grant made by 
abbot Simon to the said Michael and the said rent were true, that the 
said Simon and his successors were peaceably seised of the said rent 
until the premises came as aforesaid to the said king's hands, and 
that he might not be contented of the arrears nor of the said rent 
for that the said place and lands adjoining were not nor in the time 
of the said Simon, Michael and Andi'ew used to be of more value than 
20s. a year, but because the same was near a town of the said Michael 
called Colgayth, fit to dwell in and to himt there, the said Michael 
[made there] a manse for him and his heirs [and] arrented the said 
place, woods and lands at 40s. for ever payable to the said abbot and 
his successors, the said late king, in consideration that tlie value of the 
premises did not amount to so mucli as the rent payable, by another 
WTit commanded the said Antony in recompense for the said rent to 
cause Uvery of the premises to be given to the then abbot to hold at 
the king's \\ill. 

Feb. 15. To the justiciary, chancellor and treasurer of Ireland. Order, upon 

Westminster, petition made on behalf of John Wogan, if at Easter next or sooner 

he shall come to Ireland there to abide upon the defence of the country 



A CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



18t)l). Membrane 33—cont. 

and of his lands accordinj^ to the ordinance last made, and if his said 
lands are in the king's hand because of tlic said ordinance and for no 
other cause, to cause him without delay to have restitutitm and livery 
thereof with the issues thereof taken in tlie mean time by them or other 
the king's niinisters, to hold as before they were taken into the king's 
hand ; as the said j)etiiion shews tliat the said John abode con- 
tinually upon his lands in Ireland until tlie coming of Lionel duke of 
Clarence the king's son and lieutenant in Ireland, tliat \\ith his men 
at his own cost he stood with the said duke no small time upon the 
war against the king's enemies, taking nothing of the king, until news 
came that he would lose his lands in Wales unless he should speedily 
remove tliither, when \\ith the said duke's licence he departed for 
the recovery and defence of his said lands, came to Wales, and there 
abode as need was at the command of his superiors as well for defence 
of AN'ales as of his said lands, and that while so he was in Wales 
his lands in Ireland Avere long ago by the justiciary, chancellor and 
treasurer and other the king's ministers taken into the king's hand 
for that he w-as not in Ireland in person upon the defence thereof, 
although he left there men sufficient for their defence, and the perils 
in \A'ales being ended hastened upon his passage to Ireland, but three 
times in crossing the sea thitlier was by storm driven back to land in 
\\'ales, praying for restitution thereof, as he is now ready to cross 
over in person to Ii'eland and there abide with men at arms and archers 
according to his estate for defence of Ireland and of his lands there 
against the king's enemies according to the ordinance new made by 
the king and council. By K. and C. 

[Feeder a.] 

Feb. 20. AA'illiam de Lenne chaplain, imprisoned in Karliol prison for an 

Westmiiistor. alleged trespass of venison in the forest of Ingelwode whereof he is 
indicted, has a Avrit addressed to William Latymer keeper of the king's 
forest beyond Trent or to his representative in the said forest, to 
put him on bail until the next coming of the justices in eyre for pleas 
of the forest in Cumberland. 

Feb. 12. To William de Aeon sheriff of York. Order at liis peril to remove 

Westminster. Thomas de Thorp clerk from the office of sheriff's clerk, and to appoint 
another in his room without delay ; as in the statute published at 
Westminster in the 42nd year of the reign it is contained [inter alia) 
that no sheriff's clerk shall remain in office longer than one year, and 
the said Thomas was sheriff's clerk within York castle with John 
Chaumon late sheriff last year, as the king has learned by credible 
witness. Writ on the statute. 

Membrane 32. 
Feb. 16. To the sheriff of York. Order to attach Thomas de Spaigne, 

Westminster. A\'ilham de Rilleston and Hemy son of William de Hertlyngton by 
their bodies so as to have them before the king in the quinzaine of 
Easter next to answer for the contempts by them committed, and 
further to do and receive what the court shall determine, bringing 
tills writ, also to cause William de Hertlyngton to have full livery of 
all lands occupied as hereinafter mentioned by the said Thomas, 
A\'ilham de Rilleston and Hemy, to hold according to the king's letters 
patent and the judgment of parliament, taking to him for the purpose 
the posse comitatus if need be, arresting and safe keeping tinti! the 



43 i:i)\\ AJID III. 



1309. Membrane 32 — cont. 

king be contented of tlie issues of the said lands or until further order 
all goods and chattels thereupon found without diminution, and 
certifying in chancery under his seal in the quinzaine aforesaid what 
he has done in the nuitter ; as lately the king by letters patent com- 
mitted to Tliomas de Spaignc the keeping of the manor of Braham 
and of certain lands in Folyfayt, Spofford, Braham, Brampton 
in Thomes and Little Dunsford co. York which were of William 
de Hertlyngton and were taken into the king's hand by reason 
of his adherence to Gilbert de I\Iiddelton a traitor to the late 
king as it was said ; and after the said William was acquitted 
of his adherence aforesaid, and by other letters patent the king 
gave to Richard Stury and to his heirs in fee the manors of 
Hertlyngton and Braham and certain other lands in Braham, Folyfayt 
by Braham and Little Dunsford which were of the said William and 
were by John de Scotherskelf late escheator a second time taken into 
the king's hand by reason of the alleged adherence of Henry de Hert- 
lyngton father of the said WiUiam to the said Gilbert and to Goscelin 
Dayville traitors to the late king in their treasons ; and after for 
particular causes shewn before the king and council in the last parlia- 
ment, with the assent of the said parliament the king revoked the said 
letters patent made to the said Thomas and Richard, and by other 
letters patent committed to the said William [de Hertlyngton] the 
keeping of all the manors and lands to them given and granted with 
the issues thereof taken from the time they were taken into his hand ; 
and many times the king ordered the said escheator to cause the 
same to be taken again into his hand and livery thereof to be given 
to the said William together with the said issues according to the 
said judgment of parliament and to the form of those letters patent, 
or to shew cause wherefore he disdained to obey the commands so 
many times to him addressed, and he returned that he caused execu- 
tion of the said wi'it to be made by Roger de Quixleye his subescheator, 
who by the king's writ dated 20 May last gave the said William de 
Hertlyngton livery of the said manors and lands, namely at Braham 
on the feast of Michaelmas last, and at Hertlyngton on Sunday before 
St. Wilfred following, and that the said Wilham was by such livery 
peaceably seised thereof, certain tenements in Haghenlyth and 
Hertlyngton excepted which the said William de Rilleston and Hem-y 
son of the said WiUiam de Hertlyngton hold by power, not suffering 
him hitherto to enter or take any j)rofits, the livery given him by the 
said Roger notA\ithstanding, and as to livery of the said issues the 
said escheator says that from the time the premises w'ere taken into 
the king's hand the said Thomas, William de Rilleston and Hemy son 
of \A'illiam and other persons unknown in their name have taken and had 
all issues upon the premises, doing their will therewith, so that neither 
the said escheator nor any other in his name took or had any issues or 
profits thereof at any time ; and in consideration that the things done 
by the said Thomas, Wilham de Rilleston and Hem-y are in contempt 
of the king and to his i)rejudice it is the king's will that such con- 
tempt pass not unpunished. 



Membrane 31. 

March 4. Order to the sheriff of Lincohi to cause a coroner to be elected instead 
Westminster, of William Bayard, w ho is insufficiently qualified. 



S CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



13(;9 Membrane 31 — cont. 

Jan. 12. To tlie sheriff of Stafford. Order to cau.se a coroner to be elected 

Wostmiuster. instead of Thomas de Pipe, who lias no lands or tenements in the 
county in fee where he may dwell for exercise of that office. 

Jan. 23. To the sheriff of Worcester. Order to cause a coroner to be elected 

Westminster, instead of Tliomas de Hanleye, who is dead. 

To the same. Order to cause a coroner to be elected instead of 
Richard de Lenche, who is dead. 

To the same. Order to catise a coroner to be elected instead of 
Thomas de Clypston, who is dead. 

Feb. 6. To the sheriff of Essex. Order to cause a coroner to be elected 

Westminster, instead of Geoffrey Dersham, who is insufficiently qualified. 

Feb. 5. To the slieriff of Lincoln. Order to cause a coroner to be elected 

Westminster, instead of John de Cotes, who is insufficiently quahfied. 

Jan. 27. To the [.same] sheriff. Order to cause a coroner to be elected instead 

Westminster, of John Glaumville, \\iio is sick and aged. 

Jan. 20. To the sheriff of Dorset. Order to cause a coroner to be elected 

Westminster, instead of \\'altcr Belet, who is insufficiently qualified. 

April 6. To the sheriff of Surrey. Order to cause a coroner to be elected 

Westminster, instead of William de Sydeney, who is dead. 

March 7. To the sheriff' of Middlesex. Order to cause a coroner to be elected 
Westminster, instead of Robert Gy, who is insufficiently qualified. 

May 6. To the sheriff of Lincoln. Order to cause a coroner to be elected 

Westminster, instead of Jolm de Little Cotes, who is sick and aged. 

April 28. To the sheriff of Cumberland. Order to cause a coroner to be 
Westminster, elected instead of Hemy Pudel, who is dead. 

April 25. To the sheriff of Berkshire. Order to cause a coroner to be elected 
Westminster, instead of Jolm de Ekton, who is infirm and aged. 

April 16. To the sheriff of Devon. Order to cause a coroner to be elected 
Westminster, instead of Stephen Potel, who is insufficiently qualified. 

April 16. To the sheriff of Hertford. Order to cause a coroner to be elected 
Westminster, instead of Richard Heyle, who is insufficiently qualified. 

June 28. To the sheriff" of Lincoln. Order to cause a coroner to be elected 
Westminster, instead of Eustace de Aswell, who is dead. 

June 15. To the sheriff of Devon. Order to cause a coroner to be elected 
Westminster, instead of John de Oreweye, who is insufficiently qualified. 

June 1. To the sheriff of Essex. Order to cause a coroner to be elected 

Westminster, instead of John Hert, who is insufficiently qualified. 



43 EDWARD TIT. ft 



13C)0. Membrane 31 — cont. 

June 23, To the sheriff of Lincohi. Order to eause a coroner to be elected 
Westminstor. instead of Robert dc Hohii, a\ ho is disquahfied by sickness. 

Oct. 10. To the sheriff of Devon. Order to cause a coroner to be elected 

Westminster, instead of Ricliard Gripeston, who is insufficiently qualified. 

June 28. To the sheriff of Lincoln. Order to cause a coroner to be elected 
Westminster, instead of Walter Apethorp, who is dead. 

July 18. To the sheriff of Bukingham. Order to cause a coroner to be elected 

Westminster, instead of Richard Durant, who is dead. 

Oct. 20. Order to the sheriff of Cumberland to cause a coroner to be elected 

Westminster, instead of John de Ireby, who is insufficiently qualified. 

Order to the sheriff of Cumberland to cause a coroner to be elected 
instead of John de Alanb3^ who is insufficiently qualified. 

Order to the slieriff of York to cause two verdcrers in the forest of 
Galtres to be elected instead of Marmaduke Darel and John de Thweng, 
who are dead. 

Order to the sheriff of CJumberland to cause verderers in the forest 
of Ingelwode to be elected instead of \\'illiain de Laton, Clement de 
Crofton, John de Raghton and John Butycombe, who are dead. 

Nov. 20. Order to the sheriff of Cantebrigge to cause a coroner to be elected 
Westminster, instead of Thomas Clerk, who is dead. 

Membrane 30. 
Feb. 16. To John dc Cressyngham escheator in Essex. Order to cause the 

Westminster, manor of Wigeberglx to be taken again into the king's hand, together 
w ith the issues tliereof since the insufficient proof of the age of William 
son and heir of William de Septvans made before John de Tye late 
escheator irf Kent, and to be safe kept vmtil further order, so tliat 
answer be made at the exchequer concerning those and all other issues 
thereof arising ; as on Tuesday before St. George in the 40th year of 
the reign it was found by inquisition, taken at the king's command, 
and by other evidences produced before tlie king in chancery, that at 
the time of the said proof the said ^Villiam the son was not of full age, 
for that at the feast of St. Augustine the l^octor then next to come 
he was of tiie age of 20 and no more, and so tlic said proof was not 
duly and lawfully made, and by view of his body before the king 
and all the council in full })arliament holden at AVestminster on 
Monday the morrow of the Invention of Holy Cross in the said 
40th year and by examination had it appeared to the council that he 
was within age, wherefore it was in the said parliament determined tliat 
all the lands of his father taken into the king's hand by reason of 
his nonage and by colour of that insufficient proof to him delivered 
as being of full age, to whose hands soever they were come, with the 
issues tliereof taken from the time of the said proof, should be seized 
again and remain in the king's hand until his full age, and that all 
charters, writings, bonds of statutes merchant, of the staple and other 
bonds and recognisances by him heretofore made should be annulled ; 
wherefore the king ordered the sheriff of Essex to give notice to John 



10 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1;J00. Membrane 30 — rant. 

atte Lee knij);lit, then tenant of the said manor, w hicli the said heir aliened 
to Richard de Hurst and to his heirs and the said Richard gave to the 
said John and liis heirs as it was said, to be before tlie king in cliancery 
in the (juinzaine of St. Hilary last to shew cause wherefore tlie same 
with other the lands of the said William's heritage delivered as afore- 
said out of the king's hand should not be seized again into the king's 
hand according to the judgment of parliament, wherefore the charter 
and wi-itings to the said Kicliard made should not be annulled, and 
wlierefore the said Joim ought not to answer to the king for the issues 
thereof from the time of such livejy, and further to do and receive 
what the court should determine in that behalf; and the slieriff 
returned in chancery that he gave notice accordingly to the said John, 
and according to the warning so given the said John came in chancery 
by John de W'ermyngton his attorney and said nought, and being 
after called came not, wherefore it was determined that the said 
manor and the issues thereof from tlie time of the said proof should 
be taken into the king's hand. 

Feb. 21. To John de Cressyngham escheator in Essex. Order to cause 

Westminster, ^\'illiam son and heir of William de Septvans tenant in chief to have 
seisin of his father's lands which are in the king's hand for the reason 
hereinafter rehearsed ; as lately proof of the said heir's age was made 
before John de Tye escheator in Kent, and the king took his homage 
and fealty and rendered to liiui his father's lands ; and after on finding 
as well by view of his body as by examination of divers credible 
persons of his blood and of many others, and by divers inquisitions read 
in his presence in full parliament holden at Westminster on the morrow 
of the Invention of Holy Cross in the 40th year of the reign, that the 
said proof was not true, and that on the morrow of St. Augustine 
the Doctor then next he would be of the age of 20 years and no more, 
it was in the said parliament determined that the said proof was of 
none effect, that all the lands of his said father taken into the king's 
hand by reason of his nonage and to him delivered by colour of the 
said insufficient proof of his age, to whose hands soever they were 
come, should with the issues thereof taken from the time of that 
proof be seized again and remain in the king's hand until the lawful 
age of the said heir, and that all charters, writings, bonds of statute 
merchant and of the staple and other wTitings and recognisances by 
him made should be annulled ; by virtue of which judgment all the 
said lands were seized again into the king's hand to remain as afore- 
said, and are yet in his hand, and because two years and more have 
passed since the said feast of St. Augustine, and so it is plain that 
the said William the son is of i\\\\ age, the king has taken his homage 
and fealty. By p.s. [27756.] 

The like to John de Bisshopeston escheator in Kent. 

Feb. 20. To the collectors of customs in the port of Newcastle upon Tyne. 

Westminster. Order to make full restitution to certain merchants of Almain, Spruce, 
Seland and Flanders of their goods and chattels taken and detained 
by the collectors by reason of the custom of 3f/. in the pound ; as 
lately the king ordered the collectors to certify in chancery the cause 
wherefore they took the same into the king's hand, and they certified 
that certain ships laded with goods of men and merchants of the parts 
aforesaid touched at that port ow ing to a storm, and they exposed none 
of the goods for sale, but thinking that the said men and merchants 



43 EDWARD lit. 



11 



13G9. Membrane 30 — cont. 

ouglit to pay tlie king that custom thereupon, tliey took a certain 
part of the same for naam and are cletaining them until the king be 
contented of those customs; and the king c(nLsideis the taking and 
witliholding thereof insufficient. 

Feb. 27. Order to tiie sheriff of Essex to cause a verdercr of tlie forest of 

Westminster. \\'aUhani to be elected instead of Thomas do Helpesjton, wlio is dead. 

Feb. 8. To the mayor and l>aihlfs of Kiistol and tlie collectors of customs 

Westminster, in that port. Order, upon the petition of Richard Spicer, John Piers 
and certain other merchants of Bristol, to view the letters of cocket 
for 14 lasts of ox hides, and if assured that they bought the same 
in Ireland and paid to the collectors of customs in Iicland the custom 
thereupon due, to suffer them to lade the said hides in the port 
of Bristol and without payment of custom to take them to the king's 
staple of Calais ; as their petition shews that they bought those hides 
in Ireland, and caused them to be laded in divers ports of Ireland 
and, after payment of the customs due, as may a})pear by the king's 
letters patent under the cocket seals, to be brought to the king's 
staple of Bristol, praying licence there to lade them and without a 
second payment of custom to take them to Calais to trade and make 
their advantage thereof. 

Feb. 6. To the mayor and bailiffs of Bristol and the kee])ers of the passage 

Westminster, in that port. Order to suffer the servants of \Mlliam de W'yndesore 
without let to lade in the said port 100 quarters of wheat and take tliem 
to the port of Lyverpole, any command of the king to the contrary 
notwithstanding, certifying the mayor and bailiffs of Lyverpole by 
letters under the common seal of the town that the said servants 
have so done, and that the mayor and bailiffs of Lyverpole shall 
receive the said corn of them b}' indenture, taking oversight that 
the same be there spent upon the maintenance of the said A\'iniam's 
men and not taken out of the town ; as the king is sending the said 
William with a set number of men at arms and archers to Ireland 
on his service, and has granted him power by his servants to lade 
so much wheat at Bristol and bring it to Lyverpole, where the kmg 
lias commanded shipping to be assembled for their passage, for main- 
tenance of those men while there abiding, and tlie said William 
has mainpeined before the king under pain of forfeiture thereof that 
it shall be brought to Lyverpole and nowhere else. By C. 

April 2. To the sheriff of Oxford. Order to make incjuisition what and liow 

Westminster, many weirs, mills, stanks, stakes and kiddles whereby the passage 
of ships and boats may be hindered are set up in the river Thames 
between Rotecote and Henle upon Thames, by whom and in what 
manner, and to cause all such as w ere there set up in and after the time 
of King p]d\\ard I to be abated and removed, according to the statute 
published at Westminster in the 25th year of the reign, whereby it 
was ordered and agreed (among other things) that all such weirs, 
mills, stanks, stakes and kiddles set up upon the great rivers of England in 
and after the said king's time be removed and altogether abated 
without that that they be anywise again set up ; as now the king 
is informed that great number of them are now newly set up in the 
said river to the hurt of the people of those parts and contrary to the 
said statute. 



H CAl.KXDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



13(59 Membrane 29. 

Manl) 19. To tlic isclicator in Devon. Order to cau.se Thomas son and heir 

WoMtiuiiister. of John I5('aucliani|) oi Kyni tenant i.i cliief to liave .seisin of his said 

father's lands taken into the king's hand by his death ; as he lias 

|)!Ov<'(l his a<.'e before William Cheyne escheator in Dorset, and the 

k\i\\i has taken his homajre and fealty. By p.s. (27784.1 

May 14. To Thomas de I\lusgrave escheator in ("nmberland. Order to cause 

Wosiminsttr. Kieluvrd son and heir of Hiehard Kirkbride tenant in chief to have 

seisin of his said father's lands taken into the king's hand by his 

death ; as the said heir has prov'ed his age before the escheator, and 

the king has taken his homage and fealty. By p.s. [27857.] 

March 3. To Richard de W'ydeville escheator in Roteland. Order to remove 
Westminster, the king's liand and not to meddle further with the manor of Kilthorp 
and its appurtenances in Kilthorp, Keten and Weston taken into the 
king's hand by the death of Thomas Deyncoujt knight, delivering 
to Jiobert Deyncourt his brother any if-sues thereof taken ; as the king 
has learned by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that the said 
Thomas at his death held no lands in that county in chief in liis demesne 
as of fee noi- in service, but held the said manor and appurtenances 
of others than the king of the gift of the said Robert to him and the 
heirs male of his body, with reversion for lack of such an heir to the 
said Robert and his heirs, and that the said Thomas died Anthout 
an heir male of his body. 

April 16. To Richard de Wydeville escheator in Xorhamptonshire. Order 
Westminster, not to meddle further w ith the manor of Kilthorp and its appurtenances 
in Kilthorp, Keten and AVcston taken into the king's hand by the 
death of Thomas Deyncourt, delivering up any issues thereof taken ; 
as the king has learned by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that 
the said Thomas at his death held no lands in that county in chief 
in his demesne as of fee nor in reversion, but held the said manor 
and appurtenances of the gift of Robert Deyncourt his brother, 
confirmed by William Deyncourt their father, to the said Thomas 
and the lieirs male of his body, with reversion for lack of such an 
heir to the said Robert (yet living) and to his heirs, and that the 
same is not held of the kins. 



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April 28. To John de Bisshopeston escheator in Kent. Order to take the 
Westminster, fealties of Nicholas Damory knight and John Lenne clerk according 
to the form of a schedule enclosed, and to give them livery of the 
manor of Brabourne taken into the king's hand by the death of 
Katherine countess of Athole, together with the issues thereof taken 
from the time of her death ; as the king has learned by inquisition, 
taken by the escheator, that the said Katherine at her death held no 
lands in that county in chief in her demesne as of fee, but by grant 
of David de Strabolgy, son and heir of David de Strabolgi sometime her 
husband, made with the king's licence, she held the said manor, which 
is held in chief by knight service, in name of dower after her said 
husband's death, ^^ith reversion to the said Nicholas and John and 
to their heirs ; and the king has respited until Michaelmas next the 
homage of the said Nicholas and John. 



43 EDWARD III. 13 



1369. Membrane 29 — cont. 

April 10. To the sheriff of Lincoln. Order to receive by indenture the body 
Westminster, of Hufjh de Kernyngton. whom Nicholas dc \\'erk took \\ith false 
bulls, letters and processes sealed with counterfeit seals, and delivered 
to the sheriff to be kept for a time in safe custody in the prison of 
Lincoln ca.stle, and the body of Hugh de Sulgrave, whom at the suit 
of the said Nicholas the baihfTs of ^^'elton by Lincoln of the chapter 
of Lincoln took with the like false bulls, letters etc. and are there 
detaining in prison, with the said bulls, letters etc. and the horses and 
harness with them arrested, and to deliver by indenture to the said 
Nicholas their bodies and the said bulls etc., horses and harness to 
be brought before the council, in order that the king may do further 
wixat shall seem good to the council for punishment of the said forgeries. 
The king has commanded the said bailiffs to deliver by indenture 
to the slieriff the said Hugh de Sulgrave with the said bulls, horses 
harness etc. By C. 

April 25. To ^Valter de Kelby escheator in Lincolnshire. Order to cause 

Westminster. John son and heir of Hugh Cokheved of Barton tenant in cjliief to have 

seisin of h.is said father's lands taken into the king's hand by his 

death ; as the said John has proved his age before the escheator, and 

the king has taken his homage and fealty. By p.s. [27822.] 

April 10. To the bailiffs of the chapter of Lincoln. Order under pain of 
Westminster, forfeiture and of the king's wrath, to deliver without delay to the 
sheriff of Lincoln Hugh de Sulgrave, whom at the suit of Nicholas 
de Werk they have taken with false bulls, letters and processes 
sealed with counterfeit .seals, and the said bulls etc., his horses and 
harness ; as the king has commanded the sheriff to receive him by 
indenture and send him before the council, in order that the king may 
there do what shall by advice of the council seem good for punishment 
of that forgery. By C. 

May 5. To John de Bis.shopeston escheator in Kent. Order to cause 

Westminster. Thomas atte Welle, brother and heir of William atte Welle tenant 

in chief, to have seisin of his said brother's lands taken into the king's 

hand by his death ; as the said Thomas has proved his age before 

the escheator, and the king has taken his homage and fealty. 

Feb. 10. To the sheriff of Bukingham. Order, upon the petition of Lawrence 

Westminster. Palmere of Norhampton. if John A\'alker of Mounsorel is at his suit 
and for no other cause taken and imprisoned under the sheriff's 
custody, to deliver him by indenture to the sheriff of Norhampton 
or to his attorney with his attachments to be brought to the gaol of 
Norhampton castle and there kept in safe custody until justice be 
done conceining him ; as the said petition shews that the said John 
stole a horse and other goods and chattels of the said Lawrence at 
Norhampton, that upon the new commission of that felony the said 
Lawrence pursued him within the county of Bukingham, and caused 
him to be taken and imprisoned under custody of the sheriff thereof, 
and that the said John may not conveniently be judged within that 
county, praying that he may be delivered as aforesaid to the sheriff 
of NorhamiDton. The king has commanded the sheriff of Norhampton 
to receive the said John and keep liim in safe custody in the said gaol 
until he shall thence be delivered according to law. 



14 



CALENDAR OK CLOHK ROLLS. 



13(jt) Membrane 29 — cont. 

April 27. 'J'o the coUeetois of customs of the town of Lenne. Order, upon the 
Wostminster. petition of John I^asset, to suffer liini or liis servants to lade in tliat 
j)Oit, and after payment of the customs thereupon due to take to foreijrn 
j)arts w hither he will to make his advantage thereof, 16 tuns of old 
AN ine vhich are so weak that they may not be sold in tlic realm, any 
command to the collectors formerly addressed to the contrary not- 
\\itlistanding ; as the king has granted the said John licence so to 
do because it is witnessed before the king in chancery by ^^'illiam 
Strete the king's butler that the premises are true. 

Membrane 28. 
Feb. 20. Older to the sheriff of Cornwall to cause a coroner to be elected 

Westminster, instead of John de Hustyng'. who is insufficiently quaUfied. 

INLarch 0. To tlie .slierift" of York for the time being. Order of the issues of his 
Westmiiistor. bailiwick to pay Thomas Fyftimyle the arrears of '2d. a day from 
20 December in the 29th year of the reign, and to pay him that sum 
every day henceforward during his life, taking his acquittance for every 
payment ; as on the da}^ mentioned the king of his favour, for the 
good service of the said Thomas and for that he was maimed in the 
king's office so that he may not help himself, by letters patent granted 
him 'Id. a day for life for his maintenance to be taken of the issues 
of the said county by the hands of the sheriff for the time being. 
Et erat patens. 

Feb. 4. Order to the sheriff' of AN'arrewyk to cause a coroner to be elected 

Westminster, instead of \\'illiam ^^'aldeyeve, who is dead. 

IMarch 19. To Luke de Ponynges keeper of Pambere forest, or to his representative 
Westminster, there. Ordei' to deliver by indenture to Adam de Hertyndon the king's 
clerk, clerk of his works at AVyndesore castle, to the king's use, as 
many oaks as he will select in the said forest and as shall be needed for 
the said works. By C. 

The like to Helmyng Leget keeper of Wyndesore forest, or to bis 
representative there, to deliver to the said Adam as many oaks as 
he will select in the king's park of Gildeford within the precinct of the 
said forest. By C. 

March 24. To the sheriff of Suthampton. Order to cause two verderers in 
Westminster, the forests of W'olmere and Absolt to be elected instead of Ralph de 
Norton knight and Richard de Westcote ; as they have sailed to parts 
over sea upon the king's service. 

May 8. To William Banastre of Yorton escheator in Salop. Order to 

Westminster, remove the king's hand and not to meddle further with the manor 
of Gateacre and hamlet of Sutton taken into the king's hand by 
Philip de Lutteleye late escheator, delivering to Alice who was wife 
of Thomas de Gateacre any issues thereof taken ; as lately the king 
ordered the late escheator to certify in chancery the cause wherefore 
the lands of the said Thomas were by him taken into the king's hand, 
and he returned that he so took the said manor for that he found 
by inquisition, before him taken of his office, that Geoffrey de Gateacre 
father of the said Thomas at his death A\as elsewhere tenant in chief, 
namely of the said hamlet in his demesne as of fee by knight service, 
that he died 5 October in the 19th year of the reign, that after his 



43 EDWARD III. 15 



1369. Membrane 28— cont. 

death the said Thomas liis son and hen- entered as well the said hamlet 
as the said manor without doing homage and fealty to the king nor 
paying his relief, and so oeeupied tlie premises without due process ; 
and after at the suit of the said AUce, w iio held the premises jointly 
with her said husband as she averred, alleging that the said Geoffrey 
father of Thomas w hose heir he was, and all the ancestors of the said 
Tliomas tenants thereof, held the said hamlet by knight service of 
William la Zouche of Haryngworth and not of the king, and praying 
the removal of his hand, the king sent the record and process of tliat 
cause to be before him debated ; and it was found by in(|uisition 
thereupon nuide that the said hamlet is held of the said \Villiam 
la Zouche and not of the king, that the said Geoffrey and all the 
ancestors of the said Tliomas, who was joint tenant witli the said 
Alice, held the same time out of mind of \Villiam la Zouche and of his 
ancestors, wherefore it was determined that the king's hand should 
be removed, and the premises with the issues meantime taken sliould 
be delivered to the said Alice. 

May 10. To the same. Order to remove the king's liand, and not to meddle 

Wostminstor. further with lands and rent in Great Litlie taken into the king's 
hand by Pliilip de Lutteleye late escheator, delivcing to Alice late the 
wife of I'homas de Gateacre any issues thereof taken ; as the king 
lately ordered the said late esclieator to certify in chancery tlie cause 
wherefore the manor of Great Lithe, which A\'as of the said Thomas, 
was by him taken into the king's hand, and he returned that he so 
took lands and rents there worth 40.s. a year for that he found by 
inquisition, before liim taken of his office, that Geoffrey de Gateacre 
at his death held in his demesne as of fee the hamlet of Sutton in 
chief by knight service, and held the said lands and rents of Edward 
le Botjller by the service of 2.s. a year, and that Thomas de Gateacre 
son of the said Geoffrey entered the said hamlet, lands and rents with- 
out doing homage and fealty to the king, not paying his relief or any 
other service due for the same, and that he occupied tlie premises 
taking the rents and profits thereof from his said father's death to 
the taking of the said inquisition, namely from 5 September in the 
19th year of the reign to 10 November in the 41st year ; and at another 
time at the suit of the said Alice etc. {as above). 

Membuane 27. 
April 20. To the justices of the Bench. Order to stay altogether the allow- 
Westminster. ance of the king's letters patent of protection with the clause volumus 
granted to Fulk de Pembrugge knight, if tendered before them, sending 
the same to be cancelled in chancery ; as for particular causes the 
king has revoked the said letters which he lately granted to the said 
Fulk in the belief that he was about to sail to Aquitaine on the king's 
service. - By K. 

May 2. The like to the said justices to stay the allowance of like letters 

Westminster, granted to Thomas Travers. 

The like to the slieriffs of London. By K. 

April 30. To John de Evesham escheator in the county of Suthampton. 

Westminster. Order not to meddle further with a messuage and 30 acres of land 

in Ouergate which came to the king's hancls by the death of John 

Reison and by reason of the nonage of Thomas liis son and heir and 



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CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



13G9. Membrane 27 — cont. 

are yet in the king's liand ; as tlie king iias learned by inquisition, 
taken by the escheator, that the said John held the premises by knight 
service of the lieir of William de l^otreaux tenant in cliief, lately 
within age and in the king's w ardship, tliat they came to the king's hands 
by the said John's death and by reason of the nonage of the said 
Thomas, who died witliin age in the king's wardship, and are 
yet in his hand, and that Eleanor wife of John Pyke and Margery 
wife of William Cook, sisters of th.e said John Reison and aunts of 
tlie said Tiiomas, are his next heirs and of full age ; and on 27 Septem- 
ber in the '^'^rd year of his reign the age of William son and heir of 
^Villiam Botreaux was proved, and the king took his homage, and 
commanded livery to be given him of his said father's lands. 

Membrane 26. 
April 22. To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Order to stay 
Westminster, their demand nxade by exchequer summons upon Adam Fraunceys 
to make a fine to the king for his trespass in not taking upon him the 
order of knighthood according to the proclamation, or for that which 
jiertains to the king in that behalf, discharging the said Adam thereof ; 
as the king of his favour has pardoned the si id Adam that trespass 
cn<i any fine he .shall be bound to make to the king for that cause, 
altliough it was certified in chancery that he had 40Z. a year of land 
and rent and did not within the time appointed take upon him the 
said order. Bv K. 



April 26. To the sheriff of Somerset and Dorset for the time being. Order 
Westminster, of the i.ssues cf those counties to pay to Walter Triilowe one of the 
king's hunters the arrears of 4d. a day from 16 March in the 42nd 
year of the reign, and to pay him that sum every day hence- 
forward during his life, taking his acquittance, according to the 
king's letters patent of the date aforesaid, granting to the said Walter 
of the king's favouf for his good service 4(Z. a day for life or until other 
order should be taken for his estate, to be taken of the issues of the 
said counties by the hands of the sheriff for the time being. 
Et erat patens. 

April 25. Order to the shei'iff of Berkshire to cause a coroner to be elected 
Westminster, instead of John de Ektone, w^ho is infirm and aged. 

April 28. Order to the sheriti' of Hereford to cause a coroner to be elected 
Westminster, instead of Robert Basset, who is insufficiently qualified. 

April 30. To Tliomas de Musgrave escheator in Yorkshire. Order to remove 
Westminster, the king's hand and not to meddle further with certain tenements 
in Barneby by Mulgreve and 100 arces of land in Eggeton, delivering 
to the prior of Grosmont (de Grandi Monie) in Eskedale any issues 
thereof taken ; as lately the king commanded William de Nessefcld 
late escheator to certify in chancery the cause wherefore the lands 
of the said prior in Eggeton and Barneby aforesaid were by him 
taken into the king's hand, and he certified that he found by inquisition, 
before him taken of his office, that in the time of King Edward I 
Peter de I\Ialo Lacu the third, who lield the manor of Eggeton in 
chief by knight service, thereof aliened without the king's licence to 
the prior of Grosmont aforesaid and to his successors 100 acres of 
waste land in Eggeton worth 'in .all issues, as in herbage, 85. 4d. a 



43 EDWARD TIT. 17 



1369. Membrane 26 — cont. 

year, and likewise certain tenements in Barneby aforesaid worth 
135. id. a year, wherefore he took the same into the king's hand ; 
and the said prior lias in chancery produced letters patent of the 
said king granting licence to the said Peter to give to the prior and 
brethren of the said house and to their successors 20/. of land in 
Blakehou moor, averring that the premises are parcel of the land given 
by virtue thereof, and praying restitution of the same ; and the king 
appointed John Moubray, Thomas de Ingelby, William de Fyncheden 
and Roger de Fulthorp, three and two of them, tomake inquisition 
touching the circumstances, and by inquisition taken before the said 
John, William and Roger it is found tlint the premises are in Blakeliou 
moor and parcel of the land given by the licence aforesaid. 

Membrane 25. 

April 26. To \^'alter de Kelby escheator in Lincolnshire. Order to cause 
Westminster. Ralph son of Ralph de Shelton, cousin and heir of Hugli Burgilon 
tenant of the king by knight service as of the honour of Albemarle, 
to have seisin of the said Hugh's lands taken into the king's hand 
by his death ; as the said Ralph has proved his age before John 
de Cressyngham escheator in NortTolk, and the king has taken his 
homage and fealty. By p.s. [27824,] 

May 12. To John de Evesham escheator in Wiltesir. Order to take of 
Westminster. John Wrenche and Margaret his wife security for payment of their 
relief at the exchequer, and to cause them to have seisin of a messuage 
and two carucates of land in Atteworth ; as on 16 June in the 40th 
year of his reign the king by letters patent committed to Thomas 
Spigurnell his esquire to hold for a set yearly farm during pleasure 
the keeping of the manor of Atteworth, which was of George Selman, 
was held by knight service of the king as of his manor of Hampstede 
Marschall. and came to the king's hands as an escheat for that the 
said George committed a felony for which he was outlawed, as was 
found by inquisition taken by the escheator at the king's command ; 
and after on the finding of another inquisition, likewise taken by the 
escheator at the king's command, that the said George held the said 
manor to him and the heirs of his body, by virtue of a fine thereof levied 
in the court of King Edward I under the name of a messuage and two 
carucates of land in Atteworth between Richard Cotel and Isabel 
his wife plaintiffs and William Percy deforciant, whereby the said 
W^illiam granted that messuage and land to the said Richard and 
Isabel for life, with remainder to John son of the said Richard and 
the heirs of his body, remainder for lack of such issue to Thomas his 
brother and the heirs of his body, remainder for lack of such issue to 
Isolda sister of the said Thomas and to the heirs of her body, 
that the said Richard and Isabel are dead, and hkewise the said John 
[son of Richard] and Thomas his brother, both without issue, that 
the said Isolda (now deceased) had issue the said George and one 
Egidia, and the said Egidia had issue the said Margaret Anfe of John 
^^>enche, and that the said George died without issue, wherefore the 
premises ought by the form of the fine to descend to the said Margaret, 
being of full age, as daughter of Egidia and cousin and heir of the said 
George, at the suit of the said John Wrenche and Margaret praying 
livery of the premises, taken into the king's hand under the name of the 
manor of Atteworth by forfeiture of the said George, as the right and 
heritage of the said Margaret seeing that the said George might not for- 

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18 



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im\). 



April 24. 

Wostminstor, 



March 20. 

Windsor. 



Membrane 25 — cont. 
feit tlie samo hut for l)is lifi; only heinf^ by the said fine entailed, and that 
by hi.s deatli they pertain to her as his cousin and heir, the king ordered 
the sheriff of Wilte-sir to give notice to the said Thomas [Spigurnell] 
to be before liijn in chancery in the quinzaine of Easter last to shew 
cause wherefore livery of the premises ought not to be given as afore- 
said, and further to do and receive what the court should determine ; 
and the sheriff returned that he gave notice accordingly by Thomas 
Grenehull and Robert Cood ; and at the day appeared as well the 
.said John W'renche and ^Margaret as the said Thomas Spigurnell in 
person, and the said John and Margaret craved livery of the premises 
as the heritage of the said Margaret to hold according to the said 
fine, and whereas Thomas Spigurnell said nought in effect where- 
fore livery thereof ought not to be given them, the king took the 
fealty of the said John Wrenche and rendered the premises to him 
and the said Margaret. 

To Tliomas de Musgrave escheator in Yorkshire. Order not to 
meddle further with a messuage and two borates of land in Rillyngton 
taken into the king's hand by the death of Robert de Langthwayt of 
Rillyngton and by reason of the nonage of Margaret his daughter, 
saving to the king the issues thereof taken, and the marriage of the 
said iMargaret if that ought to pertain to the king ; as the king has 
learned by inquisition, taken by William de Raygate late escheator, 
that the said Robert, who died in the plague on 20 August in the 23rd 
year of the reign, at his death held no lands in that county in chief, 
but held the premises by homage and fealty of the heirs of William 
de Roos of Hamelak tenant in chief who were within age and in the 
king's wardship, that the said Margaret is his next heir and now 
of full age, and that the escheators for the time being have by reason 
of her nonage taken all profit of the premises since the said Robert's 
death, charging themselves therewith in their accounts at the 
exchequer ; and on 21 June in the 32nd year of the reign the age 
of Thomas de Roos brother and heir of the said William de Roos 
was proved, and the king took his homage and fealty, and commanded 
livery to be given him of his said brother's lands. 

Membrane 24. 

To the mayor and sheriffs and to the aldermen of London. Order 
under pain of forfeiture to cavise all the fencible men between the ages 
of 16 and 60 years in the city and suburbs of London to be arrayed, 
furnished with arms every man according to his estate and means, 
put in thousands, hundreds and twenties, and kept in such array, so 
as to be ready before \Vhitsuntide at latest to march for defence of 
the realm so often as danger shall threaten by inroads of the king's 
enemies and they shall thereof be warned, also to cause all craftsmen, 
workmen and labourers who refuse to labour and serve for the wages in 
the ordinance contained to be punished, and likewise all who take or pay 
more than is thereby established and declared, certifying in chancery be- 
fore Trinity next the number of men at arms, armed men, hobblers and 
archers so arrayed ; as being desirous to guard against the hurt and peril 
that is feared for lack of furnishing of the men of the realm, the king has 
appointed guardians of the peace in every the counties thereof by them- 
selves and their deputies to array all the fencible men between the 
ages mentioned, to furnish all men at arms, armed men, hobblers 
and archers with arms, every man according to his estate and means, 



43 EDWARD III. 19 



1809. Membrane 24 — cont. 

to put tlieni in thousands, luinclicds and twenties, and wlien so armed, 
arrayed and tried to keep them in array, so that it be before Whitsun- 
tide at latest, ready to march as aforesaid ; and also for that some 
craftsmen, laboui'ei's and workmen refuse to work aecoiding to the 
ordinance long ago made by the king and council, fearing not tlie pain 
thereby made for that the justices assigned for the purpose hold not 
sessions at the times a])pointed noi- give due punishment to those who 
are guilty according to the same, the king has by divers WTits com- 
manded the said guardians and the sheriffs every year to hold such 
sessions at the terms therein' limited according to the form of the 
ordinance, punishing all who refuse to labouf and serve as aforesaid 
and all those who take more and pay more than is thereby established 
and declared. By K. 

[Foedera.l 

The like to the follo\ving : — 

Th. bishop of Durham, upon his allegiance, so to do witliin the 
liberty of Durham. By K. 

Ralph Spigurnell constable of Dovorre castle and warden of the 
Cinque Ports, or to his lieutenant, so to do within the liberty 
of the said ports. By K. 

The mayor and bailiffs of the city of Winchester. 
The mayor and bailifl's of the town of Suthampton. 
\Ibid.] 

May 12. To Richard de Wydeville escheator in Norharaptonshire and Rote- 

Westminster, land. Order to cause John de Wittelbury, brother and heir of Thomas 
de W^ittelbury, to have seisin of a third part of two thirds of the manor 
of Wyssendene co. Roteland, held in dower of his heritage by Joan 
who was wife of Aubrey [Alhrcdi) de Witlebury and taken into the 
king's hand by her death, together with the issues thereof taken, but 
not to meddle further with the manor of Horton co. Norhampton and 
other lands likewise taken into the king's hand, delivering up any 
issues of these taken ; as the king has learned by divers inquisitions, 
taken by the escheator, that the said Joan at her death held no lands 
in the said counties in chief in her demesne as of fee, but as jointly 
enfeoffed with her said husband held the m.anor of Horton with 
appurtenances in Horton and Pid\Tigton of the gift of Robert de 
Thorp knight, a messuage and one carucate of land and meadow in 
Blaconesle co. Norhampton containing 80 acres of land of the gift of 
John de Witlesbury knight, 20 acres of land in the town of Paston 
of the gift of William de Thorp, five messuages and ten bovates 
of land in Empyngham co. Roteland of the gift of William de Thorp 
to them and the heirs of their bodies, and the said third part in 
dower of tlie heritage of John son and heir of the said Aubrey, 
that the said John de Wittelbury brother of Thomas is son and next 
heir of the said Aubrey and Joan and of full age, and that the said 
third part is held by knight service of the king as of the honour of 
Huntyngdon, the said manor of Horton and other the premises of 
others than the king ; and on 26 September in the 28th year of the 
reign the age of the said John son of Aubrey was proved, and the king 
took his homage and commanded livery to be given him of the lands 
of Thomas his brother. 

To John de Bisshopeston escheator in Kent. Order not to meddle 
further with 200 acres of land, 7 acres of meadow, 16 acres of wood 



20 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1369. 



Membrane 24 — cont. 



and 11. 5s. of rent in I*re8ton, Slieldwych, Faveresham and Herthey, 
and with 52 acres of land and 1 1 acres of ineatlow in Estwell, taken 
into the king's hand by the death of Michael de Ponynges knight, 
delivering up any issues thereof taken ; as the king has learned by 
inquisition, taken by the escheator, that the said iVIichael held the 
premises in his demesne as of fee in ' gavelkynde ' of others than the 
king, and that Thomas and Richard his sons are his heirs of all 
lands so held at his death, Thomas being aged 20 and Richard 
12 years and upwards. 

Membrane 23, 

May 6. To the king's searclier in the port of London and of Cravesende. 

Westminster. Order, upon the petition of Peter GyselvTi master of a ship called 
' la Hogbote ' of Flanders, to cause the said ship and all things therein 
to be dearrcsted and delivered to the said master to make his 
advantage thereof ; as his petition shews that upon a search made 
bj' tlie said searcher in the river Thames at Oravesende there was 
foimd upon a woman in the said sliip about to pass to foreign parts 
43/. 10s. to be by her taken thither contrary to the ordinance and 
proclamation made by the king and council, and that he arrested 
the ship and is detaining it together with the said money, though the 
said master knew nought of the money before the said woman's entry 
into the ship nor after before the search, wherefore he has prayed for 
remedy ; and as well the said master as Doncardus Enson, William 
Muse, John Souter and Lawrence Sherman seamen appearing in 
chancery have made oath that the said master knew nought thereof 
before the search, nor was the money brouglit thither by him by 
covin or other subtlety. 

May 9. To the mayor and bailiffs of Suthampton. Order to cause pro- 

Westminster, clamation to be made on the king's behalf forbidding any man who 
has lands, goods and cliattels in the said town and dwelt therein 
heretofore to eloign himself therefrom or draw away or asunder his 
goods or chattels, and if any has so done because of the danger now 
impending, ordering him to return thither within eight days after 
the proclamation and bring again such chattels, and if he shall not 
to take and keep his body if found within the town in safe custody 
in the king's prison until further order ; and by true men of the town 
to make inquisition what men have so eloigned themselves withdraw- 
ing their goods and chattels. Avhen and in what manner, to take and 
keep as aforesaid the bodies of all found to have so done when they 
shall come to the toAMi, if within eight days they shall not return 
thither and bring again the goods and chattels so flithdra\ATi, and 
to seize into the king's hand their lands, goods and chattels found in 
the said town, answering to the king for the issues of such lands and 
for the goods and chattels so seized, and certifying in chancery from 
time to time all their action in the matter. 
{Foedera.'] 

May 14. To Alan de Toucestre of Merkyate. Order, upon the petition of 

Westminster. John de Cobildyk knight, to cause John son of the said John, if he 
be in the said Alan's wardship, to be delivered without delay to his 
father ; as his said petition shews that, upon an allegation that John 
the father was dead and that the wardship of Jolin the son who was 
within age pertained to her, whereas John the father was yet alive 



43 EDWARD III. 



21 



1309. Membrane 23— con<. 

and held no lands of her, Mary late countess of Norffolk caused John 
the son to be seized to her use and kept him with her during her life 
time, and that her executors, with whom he remained as a chattel 
of the said countess, by command of the then chancellor as disposer 
of the goods and chattels of the countess deputed by the king as chief 
overseer of her will, delivered John the son to the said Alan for a debt 
wherein the said countess was bound to him, and so jJolm the son is 
yet in the wardship of the said Alan ; and his wardship may not nor 
ought in the life time of his said father to pertain to the countess or 
to any other, and it is witnessed before the king by credible persons 
that John the father is yet alive and well. The king's will is that, if 
the said countess was at her death bound to the said Alan in any debt, 
her executors shall content him of her goods and chattels in their 
keeping. By K. and C. 

Membrane 22. 

May 12. To John de Bissliopeston escheator in Kent and Sussex. Order to 

Westminster, take of Joan who was the wife of Michael de Ponynges knight tenant 
in chief an oath that she will not marry without tiie king's licence, 
and to deliver to her in dower the manors of Nowynton Bertram 
CO. Kent extended at 16^ 4.9. O^d. a year, Estwell co. Kent (the lands 
therein held in 'gavylkynde' excepted'* at 11. ISs. 2d., and Ponynges 
CO. Sussex at 12/. 2s. 2id., which manors and the manor of Wilton 
CO. Norffolk, extended at Ills. 2d. a year, the king has assigned to 
her of her said husband's lands which are in the king's hand by his 
death and by reason of the nonage of his heir. 

To John de Cressyngham escheator in Norffolk. Order to deliver 
in dower to Joan who was wife of Michael de Ponynges knight tenant 
in chief the manor of Wylton which the king has assigned to her. 

April 16. To John de Bissliopeston escheator in Sussex. Order not to meddle 
Westminster, further with the manors of Penggeden, Perchyng, Hangelton and 
Preston by Glynde taken into the king's hand by the death of Michael 
de Ponynges knight, delivering up any issues thereof taken ; as the 
king has learned by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that long 
before his death the said Michael by divers charters demised the 
same to Robert Boteler, John Borle parson of Terryng, Robert Queche 
and John atte Hide (all yet living) for their lives, and that the same 
are held of others than the king. 

To John de Bisshopeston escheator in Sussex. Order not to meddle 
further ^^ith the manor of Westdene by Sefforde and a messuage and 
100 acres of land in \\'alderne taken into the king's hand by the death 
of Michael Ponynges knight, delivering up any issues thereof taken ; 
as the king has learned by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that 
by fine levied in the king's court the said Michael at his death held 
the said manor jointly \\ith Joan late his wife (yet living), and also the 
premises in Walderne under the name of the manor of ^^'^alderne, to 
them and the heiis of the said Michael, and that the same are held 
of others than the king. 

May 3. To the official of the court of Canterbury and to his commissary. 

Westminster. Notice to proceed in the court christian in a cause before them 

prosecuted by Master William de Melborne, in case Robert de Derby 



22 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



ISCA). Membrane 22 — cont. 

clerk was presentfd by the kint^ to the prebend of Netherhaven in the 
church of St. Mary Sahsbuiy by virtue of the king's recovery of that 
presentation and kept possession of the said prebend until his death, 
and in case William de Feriby was after the death of the said Robert 
collated thereto by authority of the ordinary and so occupies the same, 
v\ith licence to do what they .shall lind to pertain to the ecclesiastical 
court the king's proliibition notwithstanding, provided that no 
attempt be made tending to prejudice the king or his right, or judg- 
ments rendered in his courts ; as Master William de Mulborne has 
shewn the king that by virtue of a late papal provision to him of a 
canomy and prebend in the said church he canonically obtained 
possession of the said prebend, that he after was ousted therefrom 
by the said Robert, who Avas thereto admitted at the king's presenta- 
tion by colour of his alleged right of collating thereto at that time, and 
held the said prebend all his life, that after the said Robert's death the 
said A\'illiam de Feryby obtained the said prebend by collation of 
Robert now bishop of Salisbury to the prejudice of the said W^illiam 
de Mulborne, and now unlawfully holds and occupies the same, that 
he the said William de Mulborne is suing in the court christian 
to recover possession thereof according to the said provision against 
William de Feryby, that William de Feryby scheming to impede the 
jurisdiction pertaining to the ecclesiastical court in that behalf, has 
procured a prohibition to the said ofl&cial and commissary addressed 
against any attempt in contempt of the king tending to prejudice his right 
or impair a certain judgment in his court before the justices of the 
Bench, alleging in chancery that the king lately before the said justices 
recovered against the said bishop and William de Mulborne his 
presentation to the said prebend lately void and in his gift, and that 
certain persons were suing in the court christian striving to annul the 
king's right and the judgment so rendered, made provocations, appeals 
etc. to the prejudice of the king and crown, and Avere thereby 
endeavouring to submit the king's right and the said judgment to 
the judgment of another and so to subvert and annul the same, and 
shewing that by colour of the said prohibition the said official and 
commissary have deferred to proceed further in the cause pending 
before them between ^^'illiam de Mulborne and William de Feryby 
touching the recovery of the said prebend, Avherefore he has prayed 
for remedy ; and the king Avould not that the ecclesiastical jurisdiction 
be unduly impeded. 

April 30. To John de Evesham escheator in Oxfordshire. Order to deliver 
Westminster, to Thomas son of John Giffard of Twyford the manor and advowson 
of Somerton taken into the king's hand by his said father's death, 
together AA'ith the issues thereof taken, but not to meddle further AA'ith 
other lands likcAvise taken into the king's hand, delivering up the 
issues thereof ; as the king has learned by inquisition, taken by the 
escheator, that the said John Giffard at Ms death held no lands in that 
county in chief nor of any other in his demesne as of fee, but held the 
said manor and advowson for term of his life in chief by knight service 
of the gift and feoffment of Robert de Tibetot parson of Somerton and 
Richard Malet chaplain made Avith the king's licence, AA'ith remainder 
to the said Thomas and to the heii's of his body, and held divers other 
. lands of others than the king likcAAise for life AAith reversion to the 
said Thomas ; and the king has taken the homage and fealty of the 
said Thomas. By p.s. [27832.] 



43 EDWARD III. 



23 



1359 Membrane 21. 

June 1. Order to the sheriff of Essex to cause a verderer in tliat county 

Weatminster. to be elected instead of Thomas de ^^Mlelpe8ton, who is sick and aged. 

Order to the sheriff of Essex to cause a verderer in the said forest 
{sic) to be elected instead of John Rokell, who is dead. 

Order to the same sheriff to cause two verderers-of the said forest 
(sic) to be elected instead of Alexander de Goldyngham and Jolm 
Mounteney, who have sailed to parts over sea on the king's service. 

June 5. To the bailiffs of the town of Shrew sbury. Order to cause pro- 

Westminster, clamation to be made on the king's behalf forbidding am' burge.ss or 
other inhabitant to pass out of the said town or absent himself 
therefrom by reason of any the king's war, by colour of a retainer of 
any lord, or for other like cause, but ordering them at tlieir peril to 
be intendent to the furnishing and defence of the town when need be, 
and if the bailiff's shall find any rebellious herein, to cause them to 
be straightway arrested and kept in safe custody until they shall find 
security not to leave the to\na for such causes ; as the kmg is informed 
that under colour of such retainers some of the burgesses and in- 
habitants are purposing to pass over seas and leave the town without 
sufficient furnishing in case evil should happen. 
[Foedera.^ 

May 21, To William de Catesby escheator in Warwickshire. Order, upon the 

Westminster, petition of the prior of Kenilleworth, if the messuages, mills, lands, 
rents etc. hereinafter mentioned are the same that are specified in a 
licence in mortmain of 6 February 18 Edward II, and in the king's 
letters of exemphfication of the record and process of a cause in mort- 
main hereinafter rehearsed, to remove the king's hand and not to 
meddle further therewith, delivering to the said prior any issues 
thereof taken ; as lately upon the finding of an inquisition, taken 
of his office by John Bernard then escheator, that without the king's 
licence the prior and convent of Kelyngworth after the publication 
of the statute of mortmain appropriated to them and their house a 
manor and four carucates of land and rent in Radford, 30 acres of 
land called Berehull and " Graungedore ' w ith parcels of meadow called 
' Odammesmedewe ' and ' Horspol ' in Whittenassh Mith three selions 
of land at the ' Milledore ' and a croft called the ' Aumnersclos,' taking 
the issues and profits thereof 24 years and more contrary to the said 
statute, the king ordered the sheriff to give notice to the prior to be 
before the king in chancery at a set day now past to shew cause where- 
fore the premises ought not to be seized .as forfeit into the king's 
hand and remain with the king and his heirs according to the said 
statute, and further to do and receive what the court should deter- 
mine ; at which day the said prior appeared by Richard de Braunston 
his attorney and said in regard to a messuage, a mill. 10' acres of land, 
2 acres of meadow, 3 acres of pasture and 166\ \d. of rent in Radford 
that on the date above mentioned the late king by letters patent 
granted to his predecessor then jjrior of Kenilleworth Ucence in mort- 
main to acquire and hold the same to him and his successors, and in 
regard to other six messuages, four virgates of land, 6 acres of meadow 
and 105. of rent in Radford and the said tenements in Wittenassh he 
said that in the 26th year of the reign at \\'arrewyk there a\ as a cause 
in the king's court against a prior of Kenilleworth his predecessor 



24 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



IStJU. Membrane 21 — cont. 

touchmg tiie purchase of lands tlieie to the value of lOL, and it 
was found by inquisition whereupon the said prior then put liimself 
that by the king's licence he acquired as well the said six messuages, 
four virgates of land, 6 acres of meadow and 10.s. of rent in Radford 
as a mill, one virgate of land and 8 acres of meadow in Wyttenassh, 
w hereforc it was determined that he should go without a day, as may 
appear by the said exemplification, and so the said now prior says 
that as well the premises in Radford as those in Wyttenassh were 
w ith the king's licence and by due process acquired by his predecessors, 
without that that he or his predecessors acquired any other lands in 
those towns, or that he has or claims any other, praying the removal 
of the king's hand. 

Membrane 20. 

April 16. To Ricliard de Wydeville escheator in Norhamptonshire. Order 
Westminster, not to meddle further with the manor of Kilthorp, Keten and Weston 
in the said county, taken into the king's hand by the death of Thomas 
Deyncourt, delivering up any issues thereof taken ; as the king has 
learned by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that the said Thomas at 
his deatli held no lands in that coimty in chief in his demesne as of 
fee nor in reversion, but held the said manor of the gift of Robert 
Deyncourt his brother, confirmed by W'illiam Deyncourt their father, 
to him and the heirs male of his body during the said Robert's life, 
with reversion for lack of such an heir to the said Robert (yet living) 
and to his heirs, and that the same is not held of the king. 

May 12. To ^^'illiam de Wyndesore the king's lieutenant in Ireland. Order, 

Westminster, upon the petition of the prior of Lanthony by Gloucestre, to have 
regard to the estate of the said prior and the convent, delivering to 
them a part of the profits of the spiritual benefices and small 
temporalities which they have in Ireland to bring to the said priory 
for their maintenance, and reserving some part thereof for the expenses 
of the wars in Ireland ; as the said petition shews that great part 
of their livelihood consists in the said benefices and temporalities, 
and that by colour of the said wars they are now newly hindered from 
taking any money arising therefrom to bring out of Ireland, praying 
for remedy ; and the king would not that they be altogether deprived 
of their said profit. 

May 10. To the arrayers and triers of men at arms, armed men and archers 
Westminster, in Kent. Order, upon the petition of John de Cobham and Walter 
Doget tenants of the manor of Bekesbourne co. Kent, not to compel 
or distrain them by virtue of the king's commission to find any men 
at arms, armed men or archers, or to contribute with men of the 
commons of that county towards the expenses of such men by reason 
of the said manor whicli is one of the members of the port of Hastynges 
being of the Cinque Ports, but to suffer them to be thereof quit accord- 
ing to the charter of King Edward I and the king's confirmation thereof, 
whereby in consideration that the shipping of the said ports might not 
without great expense be maintained, in order that the same should 
not fail nor perish, the said king by his letters patent, confirmed by the 
king, granted that all they of the said ports and others whatsoever 
avowing themselves of the liberty thereof and willing to enjoy the 
same should contribute with their ships, every man according to his 



43 EDWARD III. 26 



13()0. Membrane 20— ccmt. 

means, to perform the king's service when commanded so to do ; 
and after in order tliat the barons of tl)o said ports may the more 
conveniently perform that service in time of need, tlie king by counsel 
of the prelates, earls, barons and commons of the realm in a parliament 
holden at York in tlie 2nd year of his reign granted the said barons 
that all they of the said ports and others whatsoever avowing themselves 
of the said liberty and willing to enjoy the same should contribute to 
maintain the said shipping and perform the said service of all their 
goods and chattels as well without as within the said liberty, and 
if need be should by the mayors and jurats of the said ports and by the 
constable of Dovorre castle be compelled so to do, and that the goods 
and chattels of the said barons and others without or within the said 
liberty taxed for that purpose should not be taxed with the goods and 
chattels of foreigners towards tallages or other charges whatsoever ; 
and the king by charter has confirmed the aforesaid charter, granting 
further that the said barons, their heirs and successors, shall fully 
enjoy and use those liberties and every one of them without trouble 
of the king, his justices, escheators, sheriffs, bailiffs or ministers 
wliatsoever, though heretofore they used not any of them ; and now 
on behalf of the said John and Walter the king has learned that the 
said arrayers and triers have by colour of the present array assessed 
them by reason of their said manor, being a member of the said ports, 
to find a contribution towards certain men at arms, armed men and 
archers, and towards finding and maintaining the shipping and services 
aforesaid, and arc unla\\fully distraining and troubling them otherwise 
than was heretofore used, although all the said barons and others of 
the said liberty contributing as aforesaid by reason of lands, goods 
and chattels within or without the same since the date of the said 
charter and confirmation have not found nor been compelled to find 
any men at arms, armed men or archers, any contribution or other 
charge save the shipping and services aforesaid, but have been thereof 
quit in all past times, praying for remedy ; and it is found by certificate 
of the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer, sent into chancery 
at the king's command and exemplified by his letters patent, that the 
said manor is one of the members of the port of Hastynges, being 
the chief of the Cinque Ports, which with its members ought at the 
king's summons to fiiid 21 sliips, and in every ship 21 men strong, 
able, well armed and furnished towards the service of the realm. 

April 30. To John de Ipre. Order, upon the petition of Alice wife of Richard 
Westminster. Engleys now deceased, henceforth not to meddle with the office of 
gauger of wines in the town of Bristol and the serjeanty of the tidal 
river [aque maritime) within the liberty of the said town by colour of 
a grant thereof to him made, restoring to the said Alice any issues 
thereof taken ; as on 24 February in tiie 27th year of the reign the 
king by letters patent gave the said office to the said Richard and 
Alice for their lives with all profits and emoluments thereto pertaining ; 
and on 6 March in the 28th year by other letters patent he confirmed 
the grant of the said serjeanty within the liberty of her said town 
made to the said Richard and AUce for their lives by letters patent of 
Queen Philippa, granting further that even if one should overUve the 
other they should have and hold that serjeanty during the life of the 
longest Uver ; and now the said Alice has prayed restitution of the 
said office and serjeanty according to the form of the grant, as she 
has been therefrom ousted by the said John by colour of a grant of 



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13()<) Membrane 20 — cont. 

the king to him made of the office of gauger and the office of ' water- 
baillif,' and at the time of inakinrf that grant the king remembered not 
the urant made to the said Richard and Alice for their Uves. 

June I. To Richard de Pembrugge keeper of the New Forest or to his 

Westminster, repressentative. Order to dehver by indenture to the mayor and 

bailiffs of Suthampton, by the view and testimony of the verderers of 

the said forest, 100 oaks for certain works which the king has ordered 

in Suthampton castle. By K. 

May 28. To the sheriff of Warrewyk for the time being. Order to suffer 

Westminster, the prior and convent of Coventre \\ithout let to enclose 246 acres 
of waste and w ood by them held in severalty within their manor of 
Newelond it is said, and 436 acres of waste and wood \s ithin their manor 
of \Mutcmore, if not within the bounds of the king's forest, on the king's 
behalf forbidding all and singular within his bailiwick as well of the 
town of Coventre as elsewhere to hinder or disturb such enclosure, 
and if he shall find any so doing to aid the said prior and convent with 
all his posse in removing such hindrance, certifying in chancery the 
names of those who cause the same, if any there be ; as lately of his 
favour the king by letters patent granted licence to the said prior and 
convent to make the said enclosures, to make parks thereof, and to 
hold the said enclosures and parks so made to them and their successors 
for ever without trouble or let of the king, his justices, escheators, 
sheriffs, bailiffs or ministers whatsoever, provided the same be not 
within the bounds of the forest. 
Et erat patens. 



Membrane 19. 

May 12. To the arrayers of men at arms, armed men and archers in the county 

Westminster, of Suthampton. Order to stay altogether their demand made upon 
John de Shupton, provost of the chapel of St. EUzabeth by Winchester, 
among the laymen of the county, to find any men at arms, armed 
men and archers, releasing any distress made for that cause ; as the 
said provost is among other ecclesiastical persons of the county 
arrayed by William bishop of Winchester for all the lands belonging 
to his provostship to find such men for defence of those parts according 
to the ordinance. 

May 12. To the sheriff of York. Order, upon sight of these presents, of the 

Westminster, issues of his baili\A"ick to cause the bridge of York castle towards the 
city to be repaired by view and testimony of John de Stoke one of 
the barons of the exchequer ; as the said bridge is on every side so 
broken and ruinous that a man may not without great peril enter 
or leave the said castle, and the king would make provision to save 
his people harmless. By K. 

April 28. To the sheriffs of London. Order to cause an inquisition which 
Westminster, remains to be taken in a plea of trespass pending before them between 
John Foxton a native and Lewis Paul merchant of Provence an alien 
to be taken as well by aliens as by natives, so that one half the in- 
quisition be of aliens the other of natives if one of the party is an 
alien the other a native, according to the charter and the king's con- 
firmation thereof, not troubling the said Lewis contrary to the same ; 



43 EDWARD III. 27 



1360. Membrane 19 — cont. 

as among other liberties granted to alien merchants by charters of the 
king's forefatheis and confirnicd by the kintr, it is granted that in 
such a case in any court in the realm one moiety of the inquisition shall 
be of alien merchants and the other half of natives. 

May 16. To the bailiffs of Scardeburgli. Order, upon the petition of envoys 

Westminster, sent from Scotland to the king, to summon before them Robert de 
Acclom and, if they shall find the facts to be as by the said envoys 
stated, to dearrest and give up to John Ciille merchant of Scotland 
or to his attorney a sum of 'Ml. by the said Robejt arrested and de- 
tained ; as the said envoys have shewn the king that the said John 
lately in Normandy laded a ship of Normandy witli barley to take 
thence to Scotland, that the said ship w hile at sea on its voyage was 
by a storm driven to the port of Scardeburgli, that by reason of the 
weakness of the ship the said John's servant sold the barley for 34^., 
and would have taken the money \\ith him to Scotland, but the said 
Robert unla\\ fully arrested the same and is detaining it under arrest 
contrary to the truce between the king and the Scots, praying for 
livery thereof. By C, 

May 15. To Robert de Aston the king's admiral, or to his lieutenant in the 

Westminster, port of Great Jernemuth and the neighbouring parts. Order to take 
information by inquisition of true men of those parts and, if they 
shall find the facts to be as hereinafter rehearsed, to cause all those 
to whose hands the goods of Wilham de Lyth, John Wode, John 
Foldmouth and certain other burgesses of Aberdene in Scotland 
came to make full restitution to them, or to their proctors or attorneys 
suing in that behalf, first having duly contented those by whom the 
goods were salved according to the maritime law and the ordinance 
made by the king and council, compelling those withholding them 
so to do as law and reason require ; as the king has learned by the 
grievous complaint of the said burgesses that at Lescluse in Flanders 
they laded a ship called the Seint Marie of \^'estcapel in Seland, 
William Mone master, with 100 tuns of wheat flour, 10 lasts of herring 
and divers other goods and chattels to the value of 1,000 marks, 
and with gold and silver in money and pieces of silver of the price of 
500 marks, to be taken to Aberdene, that the said ship on its voyage 
to Scotland was by a storm wrecked ofl^ the coasts of Kyrkeleyerode, 
the said master escaping aUve so that the ship and goods aforesaid 
may not be called wreck, and that certain men of Kyrkeleye, Corston 
and Lystoft and of the parts adjacent took and carried away the said 
goods being cast up on the sands by the said ship\\Teck, and did their 
will with the same, praying the king to make provision touclung the 
recovery thereof. By K. and C. 

May 10. To John Page searcher of the king's forfeitures in the river Thames. 
Westminster. Order to deliver to Joan wife of Thomas de Burton of London, by 
the mainprise of the said Joan, Thomas Frere and Wilham de Burton of 
London, John V'autort and John Hautrj've of Derbyshire, a sum of 
43Z. 105. by liim arrested in the said river at Graveshende ; as on 
behalf of the said Joan humble petition is made to the king for dearrest 
and delivery of the said money and of herself, together with a ship 
of Flanders wherein it was found and the master thereof, shewing 
that to fulfil his vows her said husband departed from the city of 
London on a pilgrimage towards the Holy Land and other the thres- 



28 CALENDAR OF CLOSE KOLLS. 



1369. Membrane 19 — cont. 

holds of the saints, that on his Journey he was in the parts over sea 
taken and imprisoned and put to ransom, and is yet there detained, 
tliat the said Joan desiriny to deliver him sold all her lands, tenements 
and rents and her goods and chattels as well in the said city as else- 
where, receiving of the buyers the sum above mentioned, and knowing 
nought of the ordinance against taking money out of the realm without 
licence, put herself with the money on board the said ship in the 
said river to sail to foreign parts for delivery of her husband, and 
that the searcher entered the said ship and making search found the 
said Joan with tlie said sum upon her, arrested as well the sliip as 
the said Joan having upon her money to be taken out of the realm 
contrary to the ordinance, and the master and seamen of the ship, 
and is yet detaining them under arrest ; and as well the said Joan 
as the said Thomas Frere, William, John Vautort and John Hautryve, 
appearing in person in chancery, have mainperned to answer to the king 
for the said money, if it shall be determined that the same ought to 
pertain to the king. By C. 

May 22. To the treasurer and the chamberlains. Order to deliver to Joan 

Westminster, who was {sic) wife of Tliomas de Burton, by the mainprise above 
mentioned, 43Z. 105. upon her found and arrested in a ship at Graves- 
hende ; as upon humble petition made upon her behalf (as above, 
mutatis mvtandis), the king ordered John Page searcher etc. (as above) 
to deliver the said sum to her ; and he has certified in chancery that 
by the hands of John Bray he delivered to the treasury at Westminster 
the said sum in the writ contained, namely on Wednesday after 
St. PhiUp and St. James last, and so may not execute the king's 
command. By C. 

June 20. To William Latymer keeper of the king's forest beyond Trent, 
Westminster, or to his representative in Ingelwode forest. Order, if Richard 
Beaulieu of Kirkth^ayt co. Cumberland shall find security to answer 
to the king for the ciop of corn of liis close within the bounds of the 
said forest, and if the same be replevisable according to the assize 
of the forest, to replevy to the said Richard liis said close until the 
coming of the justices for pleas of the forest in that county, 
certifying the security in chancery under seal ; as the king has learned 
that the said close is taken into his hand for that it is not enclosed 
according to the assize of the forest. 

Membrane 18. 
June 11.* To the bailiffs and constables of the city of Hereford. Order to 
Westminster, cause proclamation to be made on the king's behalf forbidding any 
citizen or other inhabitant of the said city to pass out of the same 
by reason of any the king's war, by colour of the retainer of any lord, 
or for other Uke cause, or to absent himself therefrom, but at his 
peril to be intendant upon the furnishing and defence of the city when 
need be, and order forthwith to arrest any found rebellious herein 
and keep them in safe custody until they shall find security not to 
leave the city for the reasons aforesaid nor anywise absent themselves ; 
as the king is informed that some citizens and inhabitants of the said 
city are purposing to pass over sea by colour of the retainer of lords, 
leaving the said city without furnishing in case any evil should happen. 

Et erat patens. 

[Feeder a.] 

* In this writ the regnal year is the 43rd of England and 30th of France. 



43 EDWARD III. 29 



1369. Membrane 18 — cont. 

The like to the following : 
June 12. The mayor and baiUffs of tlie city of Winchester. By K. and C. 

Westminster. [Ibid.^ 

June 18. To William Cheyne escheator in Somerset. Order, if assured 
Westminster, that a messuage and 7 acres of land in Southpedirton which were of 
Ralph Daubency kniglit were by him demised after the licence granted 
him by the king so to do, and that he has not aliened to any man 
lands held in chief over and above the value of 50/. a year, to remove 
the king's hand and not to meddle further with the premises, delivering 
up any issues thereof taken ; as lately the king ordered the escheator 
to certify in chancery the cause wherefore the said messuage and land 
were by John de Bokj'ngton (sic) late escheator taken into the king's 
hand, and he certified that they were by John de Bekyngton so taken 
for that without tlic king's licence John Speyne acquired the same 
for his life of the said Ralph, who held them in chief by knight service 
as parcel of the manor of Southpedirton ; and on 28 February in 
the 1st year of his reign the king of his favour by letters patent gave 
the said Ralph licence to demise to particular tenants and to others 
at his will lands to the value of 50/. a year of the lands he lield in 
chief, to be lield for the lives of those to whom it was demised 
rendering thereof a yearly farm to the said Ralph and to his heirs. 

June 16. To William Aunsel escheator in Herefordshire and the march of 
Westminster. Wales adjacent. Order not to meddle further with tlie lands of 
Ralph de Bromhull tenant by kniglit service of the heir of Lawrence 
de Hastynges earl of Pembroke tenant in chief, late a minor in the 
king's wardship, which were taken into the king's hand by the death 
of the said Ralph and by reason of the nonage of his heir, and are 
yet in the king's hand ; as Lawrence Bromhull, brother and heir of 
the said Ralph, has proved his age before the escheator, and on 
12 September last the age of John son and heir of the said earl was 
proved, and the king took his homage, and commanded livery to be 
given him of his father's lands. 

July 18. To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Order to suffer 

Westminster. William Spaldyng, the king's bailiff of Eltham, to have the respite 
which the king for particular causes has given him until the quinzaine 
of Michaelmas next for 100.9. of him demanded by exchequer sum- 
mons of the arrears of his account for the first year he was the king's 
bailiff there, releasing any distress made for that cause. 

Oct. 20. To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Order, upon the 

petition of John Dabernoun sheriff of Cornwall, if his petition contains 

the truth, to discharge him at the exchequer of lOOs. whereat he is 
amerced toward the king ; as the said John has shewn the king that 
lately he had a day to appear before the treasurer and barons in the 
exchequer at the quinzaine of Michaelmas last concerning the issues 
of the county, that for certain great and arduous business affecting 
Edward prince of Aquitaine and Wales and earl of Cornwall whereupon 
he was engaged, his attorneys were received to appear for him in the 
exchequer, that two of his said attorneys are dead in this plague, and 
he is amerced as aforesaid for that he nor any of his attorneys 
appeared in the exchequer on the first day of the quinzaine aforesaid 
to render account for him, and that one of the said attorneys appeared 



30 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1309. Membrane 18 — cont. 

on the second day tliereof tliat the excliequer was open, craving to 
be admitted in the said sheriflf's name to render that account, 
wherefore in consideration of the premises he has prayed the king's 
grace and succour in that behalf. 

Membrane 17. 

June 15. To Robert de Assheton the kind's admiral towards the west, or to 
Westminster, his lieutenant. Order, upon the petition of Ellis Spelle, William 
Canynges, Henry Cobyndon, Walter Pene, John Wotton, Gregory 
Blanket, John Roper, Richaid Spicer, Walter Frampton, Richard 
de Brampton, Edmund Blanket, John Bathe, Walter Sampson. John 
Wattes, John Profit and Thomas Crosseman merchants of Bristol, 
and of William Smalwode and Reynold Loue merchants of London, 
to make a lawful appraisement of tlie five ships of Spain now newly 
taken by certain the king's ships of the western fleet, and of the goods 
tlierein found at the time of their capture, to take of the said merchants 
security tliat they will answer to the owners for those ships and goods 
or the value thereof in case they be contented for their own goods 
which were plundered and carried away, or it be found that the same 
were not taken and plundered by Henry the bastard of Spain and 
his people, and to deliver the said ships and goods by indenture to 
the said merchants upon that security, to have and keep the same 
until duly contented of their own goods and merchandise or the value 
thereof, certifying in chancery under seal the price and security before 
mentioned ; as by a complaint on behalf of the said merchants it is 
shewn the king that lately the said William Canjmges, Ellis, Henry 
and Walter Pene laded at the town of Bristol a ship called ' le Clement ' 
of Bristowe of 152 tuns burden with divers goods and merchandise 
to the value of 1,600/., that the said Ellis, John Wotton, Gregory, 
Jolm Roper, Richard Spicer, Walter Frampton, Richard de Brampton, 
Edmund Blanket, John Bathe, William Canynges, Walter Sampson, 
John Wattes, John Profit, Thomas Crosseman and WilHam Smahvode 
there laded a sliip called ' le Welefare ' of Bristowe of 200 tuns burden 
and another ship called ' le Marcjarete ' of Plummuth with goods to 
the value of 6,000/. to be taken to the towns of Lussebon and Sivile 
in Spain, and that the said Reynold at the town of Vermieu freighted 
a ship called ' le Seint Marie ' of Mondak in Biskay with goods to the 
value of 1,100 marks to be taken to Flanders, and that the said ships 
and merchandise being foiind at Lussebon, Siville and Vermieu were 
by the said bastard and his people in hostile manner taken and 
plundered and are yet detained A\'ithout making any satisfaction 
to the said merchants, whereupon they have prayed that the said 
five ships and the goods therein may be delivered to them in part 
satisfaction or recovery of their goods by the Spaniards plundered 
and carried away, and the king would succour them as he is bound 
to do touching the recovery of their goods ; and it is the king's will 
that the admiral and his lieutenant be thereof discharged toward 
him. Proviso that if the price of the five ships and the goods therein 
exceed the value of the said merchants' goods the admiral and his 
lieutenant shall retain the excess in their hands and answer for it to 
the king. By C. 

July 9. To Thomas de Musgrave escheator in Northumberland and Cumber- 

Westminster, land. Order to deliver in dower to Joan who was wife of Anthony 
de Lucy tenant in chief the castle etc. hereinafter mentioned, w^hich 



43 EDWARD III. 



31 



1369. Membrane 17 — cont. 

\v\i\\ the assent of Richard de Ravenser his clerk, attorney and receiver 
of the moneys of Queen Pliilippa to wliom the king granted the ward- 
sliip of two thirds thereof until the lawful age of the heir, the king 
has assigned to the said Joan of her said husband's lands taken into 
the king's hand by his death and by reason of the nonage of his heir, 
with tlic members, knights' fees etc. thereto belonging, and with the 
issues thereof taken since Michaelmas last which the king has granted her 
of his gift, having taken of her an oath that she will not marry without 
his licence, namely the castle and manor of Langely e'o. Northumber- 
land with its members etc. extended at 69Z. lO.s. 9f/. a year, a third part 
of the manor of Egremond co. Cumberland with its members etc. 
at 43/. I8s. 9f/. a year, all the free farm of AUerdale at 56s. 3J(/., the 
manor of Aspatrik at 8Z. 14s. Ad., the manors of Crosby and Bretby at 
14^ 6s. 8rf. a year, all in the same county, and the advowson of 
Ulnedale co. Cumberland. 



June 18. To William Cheyne escheator in Somerset. Order to remove the 
Westminster, king's hand, and not to meddle further with a messuage and 7 acres 
of land in Southpedirton which were of Ralph Daubeneye knight, 
delivering up any issues thereof taken ; as lately the king commanded 
the escheator to certify in chancery the cause wlierefore the premises 
were by John de Bekyngton late escheator taken into the king's 
hand, and he certified that they were so taken for that without the 
king's licence Jolm Spyne acquired them for his life of the said Ralph, 
who held them in chief by knight service as parcel of the manor of 
Southpedirton ; and on 28 February in the first year of liis reign 
the king of his favour by letters patent granted licence to the said 
Ralph to demise lands to the value of 50/. a year of those which he 
held in chief by knight service to particular tenants and to others 
at his will, to hold for their lives rendering a yearly farm to the said 
Ralph and his heirs. 

July 15. To Thomas de Chambernoun escheator in Devon. Order to cause 

Westminster. John son and heir of \\'illiam Kaile* tenant in chief to have seisin 
of liis said fatlier's lands taken into the king's hand by his death and 
by reason of tlie nonage of the said John ; as he has proved his age 
before William Cheyne escheator in Somerset, and the king has taken 
his homage and fealty. By p.s. [27934.] 

Membrane 16. 

June 12. To the mayor, recorder, aldermen and sheriffs of London. Order 
Westminster, before St. Peter's Cliains next to cause a competent place without 
the city of London to be appointed where the slaughter of beasts may 
take place to the less nuisance and grievance of the said city, and the 
bridge called Bochersbrigge to be altogether abated and removed, 
suffering no beasts after the said feast to be slaughtered in the shambles 
of the butchers of St. Nicholas by the manse of the friars minors of 
London or elsewhere within the city ; as by complaint of divers 
prelates, nobles and others of the said city having houses and buildings 
in the stieets, lanes and other places between the said shambles and 
the river Thames near Baynardescastell, by their petition presented 
in full parliament, the king has learned that by slaughter of beasts 
in the said shambles, by taking offal and ordure of the said beasts 

* In the warrant Kele. 



32 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1369. Membrane 16 — cont. 

arising by the said streets, lanes and places to the said river at a place 
called Bochersbrigge where the same are cast into the river, and by 
the shedding of their blood which runs down from the said shambles 
to the river through the midst of the said streets and lanes, grievous 
corruption and foulness is gendered as well in the river as in the said 
streets, lanes and places in neighbouring parts of the city, so that 
.scarce any man dares dwell in his houses by reason thereof ; and 
though many times by divers writs the king has commanded the 
mayor etc. to apply a speedy remedy they have hitherto taken no 
heed so to do, to the nuisance and damage of the complainants, wherefore 
they have prayed the king for remedy ; and in consideration of the 
hurt which has heretofore arisen from so taking offal and ordure to 
the river by the corruption and grievous stench and by the loathsome 
sight, and of the greater hurt that will arise if a remedy be not speedily 
applied, with assent of the whole parliament the king has thought 
fit that the said bridge be before the feast aforesaid utterly abated and 
removed, willing that such slaughter take place without the city 
where it may better be done and may be less noisome. 

July 2. To Robert de Aston the king's admiral towards the west or his 

Westminster, lieutenant in the port of Dovorre, and to Ralph Spigurnell warden 
of Dovorre castle and of the Cinque Ports. Order, upon the petition 
of John Guaygnet, Peter Duchesne and their fellows merchants of the 
duch}' of Brittany, that the said warden and lieutenant shall hear the 
. said merchants' complaint, and make inquisition by the oath of true 
men, seamen and others of the port of Dovorre, of the king's fleet 
between Calais and Dovorre and of the neighbouring parts, concerning 
the taking and eloigning of their goods and merchandise, and shall 
cause all those so found to have taken, carried away, eloigned and 
withheld goods of the said merchants, which were in two ships of the 
said duchy at the time of their capture, to be compelled and dis- 
trained to restore and deliver the same or the price thereof, and in 
case of their refusal to be taken by their bodies and imprisoned until 
they have made full satisfaction for the same, so that they be nowise 
set free without the king's special command, suffering the said 
merchants with the said ships and the seamen therein to pass under 
safe conduct to the city of London to fetch goods brought thither 
and there delivered to them, and without let to return thence to their 
own parts, certifying in chancery under their seals what they have 
done in the matter, and sending again this writ ; as by a complaint 
on behalf of the said merchants it is shewn the king that they laded 
the said ships at the town of Bruges in Flanders with cloths, spices 
and divers other goods and merchandise to be taken to the said duchy 
for traffic, that on their voyage the same were taken at sea by the 
king's men in three barges of the said fleet as goods of his enemies of 
France, and brought to the port of Dovorre, and that great part of 
them is by certain men of that port and others of the said fleet and 
of neighbouring parts carried away and eloigned, whereof they may 
not have livery, although by ordinance of the council it is appointed 
that ships and all goods so taken shall be wholly delivered to the said 
merchants as being of the king's friendship, to be brought to their 
own parts to make their advantage thereof, wherefore they have 
prayed for restitution. By K. and C. 

To the bailiffs of Melcombe and Weymouth. Order, upon the 
petition of John Guaygnet and his fellows merchants of the duchy 



43 EDWARD III. 



33 



1369. Membrane 16 — cont. 

of Brittany, to dearrest a little ship of the said duchy of 8 tuas burden, 
and the niercliants and seamen who came therein to England, suffering 
tliem freely without let to return to the said duchy ; as the said John 
and his fellows have shewm the king that they came to England in 
the said ship, and that the same was with the merchants and seamen 
arrested in the said port by the said bailiffs, pretending tliat they are 
of the king's enemies ; and the king's will is that men and merchants 
of the said duchy be not so arrested, as he reckons tliem his friends 
and well wishers. 

June 28. To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer and to the charaber- 
Weatrainster. lains. Order to summon before them as well Robert Munk and John 
Pledour as other the persons hereinafter mentioned to whom certain 
sums of money are due by their accounts, to view the tallies and 
letters thereof made to every one of them, and to pay him of the 
treasury what is so due, or make him an assignment wliere he may 
speedily be contented ; as willing to be certified of the sums wherein 
the said Robert charged himself in his account at the exchequer for 
victuals taken and purveyed for furnishing the to\^-n of Calais during 
the time that lie was bj^ divers commissions appointed so to do together 
with the said John and by himself respectively, by divers writs the 
king commanded the treasurer and the barons to. view the said 
accounts and certify in chancery under the exchequer seal what 
they should find, and they certified that upon search of the rolls of 
the particulars of the account of the said Robert and John purveyors 
of victuals to the king's use for furnishing the said town, namely of 
corn taken in Lincolnshire, Cambridgeshire, Huntingdonshire and 
Norffolk in the 33rd and 34th years of the reign, it is found that they 
charged themselves with corn taken of divers persons for which no 
payment was by them made, namely 519 quarters of wheat price 
107^. 25. l^d. taken of divers men in Lincolnshire, 493 quarters of 
wheat price 125Z. 45. 3|c/. taken of divers men in Cambridgeshire and 
Huntingdonshire, and 136 quarters of wheat price 37/. 85. taken 
of divers men in Norffolk, that certain of those persons are at the 
receipt of the exchequer contented of 28/. 155. of tlie price aforesaid, 
that the said Robert likewise charged himself with divers corn for 
which no payment was by him made, namely 385 quarters of wheat 
price 134/. 155., 48 quarters of beans and peas price 8/. I65., 18 quarters 
of maslin price 725., 147 quarters of oats price 19/. 125., and 545 
quarters of malt price 181/. 135. 4rf., but that certain persons are at 
the receipt of the exchequer contented of 15/. 45. of the price of certain 
com by him so purveyed. By K. 



June 30. To the same. Order, upon the petition of the said Robert, to 
Westminster, view the tallies he has with him and the foils thereof which are in 
the exchequer, and if assured that he has paid the sums therein con- 
tained to the persons to whom thej^ are due, to take of him the said 
tallies and cause those sums to be paid him of the treasury, discharging 
the king thereof toward the aforesaid persons ; as the king has ordered 
them to summon etc. (as above, mutatis mutandis), and now the said 
Robert has prayed the king for payment, seeing that he has con- 
tented the persons to whom they were due of divers sums, as may 
appear by the tallies and foils aforesaid. By K. 

OR 3 



34 



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1309. Membrane 16 — cont. 

Nov. 20. To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Order to stay 
VVeatminBter. their demand made by exchequer summons upon the baihfTs and 
burgesses of liridport co. Dorset to account before them concerning 
forfeitures of gold and silver in coined money, in the lump or the plate, 
of vessels or jewels, made by colour of a writ of the king concerning a 
search to be made in that port to the said bailiffs addressed and sent 
to the treasurer and barons in the estreats of chancery, thereof dis- 
charging the said bailiffs and burgesses ; as on their behalf it is shewn 
the king that, although there is no landing of ships or boats at the 
said to^\■n or within 5 leagues thereof nor any port, nor ever was, by 
vutue of the said ^^'rit directing that no man under pain of forfeiture 
thereof should from that port take gold, silver or Jewels out of the 
realm, the treasurer and barons are causing them to be distrained 
to account for such forfeitures as if there were a port there, as there 
is not, praying for remedy ; and it is witnessed in chancery that 
no ships or boats may nor ever might come or pass to the said town 
or within 5 leagues thereof. 



Membrane 15, 

June 15. To Thomas Chaumbernoun escheator in Devon. Order not to 
Westminster, meddle further with the lands held by Richard de Hywyssh in his 
demesne as of fee as well of the heir of John de ( 'laville as of the fifth 
part of the manor of Chepyngtoryton, and taken into the king's 
hand by his death and by reason of the nonage of William his son, 
saving to the king the issues thereof taken, to be levied to his use 
of those who shall law fully be chargeable thereAvith ; as it is found 
by inquisition, taken at the king's command by Thomas Cheyne late 
escheator, that the said Richard at his death held by the service of 
the fourth part of one knight's fee a messuage, one carucate of land 
and 41. of rent at Stouford in chief as of the fifth part of the manor 
of Chepyngtoryton, which fifth part was of John de Chelfham and 
was lately in the king's hand as an escheat, a mill and one carucate 
of land at la Leghe All Saints of the said heir, then within age and in 
the king's wardship being tenant by knight service of the heir of Hugh 
le Dispenser tenant in chief liliewise within age and in the king's 
wardship, and held a messuage, one carucate of land and 4Z. of rent at 
Hywyssh of others than the king, that the said William his son is 
his next heir and on Monday before Michaelmas in the 39th year of 
the reign was of the age of 20 years, and that John Aslegh has taken 
4 marks a j^ear of the premises in Leghe All Saints by grant of the 
said Richard to him made for life, the late escheator by his repre- 
sentative has taken the residue thereof, and Richard de Merton and 
the late escheator have taken the issues and profits of the premises at 
Huw^ssh and Stouford as chief lords since the death of the said 
Richard Hy^wyssh, who died 31 January in the 35th year of the reign ; 
and on 6 May in the said 35th j^ear the king by letters patent gave 
the fifth part aforesaid to the said Thomas and his heirs \A'ith the 
knights' fees thereto pertaining, and after on 4 November in the 
38th year the age of William son and heir of John de Claville was 
proved, and the king's hand removed from the lands which his father 
held by knight servnce of the said Hugh's heir ; and the said William 
son of William {sic) has proved his age before Robert de Wysdom 
escheator in Cornwall. 



43 KDWARD TTT. 35 



1309. Membrane 15 — cont. 

To Robert W'ysdoiii escheator in Cornwall. Order to cause William 
son of Riehard Hywyssli to have livery of the lands which his said 
father at his death held in fee simple, not meddlinjr further therewith ; 
as it is found by an inquisition, taken at the king's command by 
Thomas Cheyne late escheator in Devon, that the said Richard at his 
death held in his demesne as of fee a messtiage, one carueate of land 
and 4/. of rent at Stouford co. Devon of the king as of the fifth part of 
the manor of Chepyngtoryton whi(;h was of Jolm de'Chelfham then 
in the king's hand and a mill and land at la Leghe All Saints of 
the heir of John dc (^laville etc. {as above) ; and by another 
inquisition, taken likewise at the king's command by tlie said 
Robert, it is found that the said Richard at his death held in 
Cornwall in his demesne as of fee of Edward prince of Aquitaine and 
Wales by knight service the manors of Trenant and Meinely and a 
sixth part of the town of Truru with the advowsons of the church of 
St. Euwe t5 the said manor of Meinely [pertaining] and of the church of 
Truru, namely to present at the third turn, and divers other manors and 
lands of divers other lords by divers services as well in his demesne 
as of fee simple as in fee tail jointly with Alice late his wife, that the 
said William his son is his next heir and now of full age, and that the 
said prince caused all the lands which were of the said Richard 
within Cornwall to be seized into liis hand together with the body of 
the said son and heir, then within age, for that the said Richard 
held the manors of Trenant and Meinely of him by knight service ; 
and before the king and council it is debated that by reason of the lands 
of the said Richard's heir in Devon his marriage pertains to the king 
and not to the said prince, and he has contented the king at the 
receipt of the exchequer for 200 marks for the same ; and by inspection 
of the rolls of chancery tlie king is assured that on 6 May in the 35th 
year of his reign by letters patent he gave the said fifth part of the manor 
of Chepyngtoryton to Thomas Cheyne and his heirs with the 
knights' fees thereto pertaining, and after on 4 November in the 38th 
year the age of William son and heir of John de Claville was proved, and 
the king caused his hand to be removed from the lands which the 
said John held by knight service of the king as of the heir of Hugh le 
Dispenser late within age and in his wardship, wherefore he com- 
manded livery to be given to the said William son and heir of the said 
Richard de Huwyssh of his father's lands in Devon, as he has proved 
his age before the said Robert. 

July 3. To Simon de Mordon mayor of the city of London and escheator 

Westminster, therein. Order to cause Roger son of Roger de Saperton, cousin and 
heir of Margaret daughter and heir of John Souche* tenant in chief, 
to have seisin of the said John's lands taken into the king's hand by 
his death and by reason of the nonage of the said Margaret, who 
died within age and in the king's wardship, and therefore yet in his 
hand ; as the said Roger the son has proved his age before Robert de 
Twyford escheator in Derbyshire, and the king has taken his 
homage and fealty. By p.s. [27918.] 

To Robert de Twyford escheator in Derbyshire. Like order ; 
as Roger son of Roger de Saperton has proved his age before him. 

By p.s. (the same writ). 

* In the warrant Senche. 



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1360. Membrane 15 — cont. 

July 8. To the wardens of the Flete prison. Order to deliver by indenture 

Westminster, to Ro»or son of I^oger do Saperton, cousin and heir of Margaret 
daughter and heir of John Souche tenant in chief who died within age 
and in the kind's wardship, the wardenship of the .said prison and all 
prisoners under tlicir custody therein, together with the issues thereof 
by them taken since 3 July last, not meddling further therewith ; 
as on that day the said Roger's age was proved, and the king took 
his homage and fealty, and commanded divers esclieators to give 
him seisin of the lands of the said John taken into the king's hand 
by his death and by reason of the said Margaret's nonage ; and it 
is found by inquisition after tlie said John's deatli, taken at the king's 
command by Walter Turk late mayoi- of the city of London and escheator 
therein, that at his death he held in chief in his demesne as of fee a 
messuage and garden etc. within the king's close at Flete in the 
suburb of London with the wardship of all prisoners committed to 
that prison, taking for the wardship of the prison Gd. a day by the hands 
of the slieriffs of London for the time being, and 25. 4rf. in name of his 
fee of every man committed to the same, and that the said Margaret 
was his daughter and next heir and was within age. 

To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Order to admit 
the said Roger before them in the exchequer to the exercise of the 
said office, suffering him there to perform and exercise the same as his 
ancestors used to do. 

The like to the justices of the Bench. 

Membrane 14. 

July 2. To the guardians of the peace in Kent, and to the sheriff. Whereas 

Westminster, lately being desirous to provide against the hurt and peril which is to 
be feared for lack of furnishing of the men of the realm, the king 
appointed them, four, three and two of them, by themselves and their 
deputies to array all the fencible men in that county mthin liberties 
and without between tlie ages of 16 and 60 years, to cause all men 
at arms, armed men, hobblers and archers to be furnished with arms, 
every man according to his estate, possessions and means, to be put 
in thousands, hundreds and twenties, and kept in such array, so 
that before a set day now past all should be arrayed, furnished, tried 
and kept in array ready to march in defence of the realm whenever 
peril should threaten by inroads of the enemy and they should have 
Avaming on the king's behalf, and to cause all such men to be distrained 
and compelled so to arm themselves by imprisonment, by taking their 
goods and chattels and their lands into the king's hand and otherwise, 
whereof they have done and are taking heed to do little or nothing 
as the king has learned, although grievous peril is threatening, 
wherefore the king is moved to anger ; and whereas the French the 
king's enemies have broken the peace last made at Calais between 
the king and them, have in warlike fashion invaded the king's 
dominions in divers parts of France and Aquitaine, taking and putting 
to their own hands castles, cities, towns and other places there and 
slaying the king's lieges therein, and do occupy and hold the same, 
and therewith not content have made ready a great fleet of ships and 
galleys upon the sea coast in divers parts with a host of armed men, 
hastening as speedily as they may to invade the realm, to conquer 
and destroy the king and people and overthrow his dominion ; and 



43 EDWAKl) 111 37 



1369. Membrane 14 — cont. 

whereas the king would by the grace of Clod meet sueli hurt and peril, 
making provision by all means for the safety and defence of his realm 
and people so far as he may : order upon their allegiance and under 
pain of forfeiture of life and hmb, in consideration of the hurt and 
peril aforesaid, the need being so urgent, to postpone all else and 
cause the furnishing and arraying of singular the men of that 
county within liberties and without to be done and accomplished 
without delay, sparing none of whatsoever estate or condition, 
so that all shall be well armed, arrayed and tried, every man 
according to his estate, possessions and means, ready to march on 
the king's service against the said enemies, to overcome and destroy 
them and defeat their malice wherever need be and when peril shall 
threaten within the realm, so bearing themselves that by their 
negligence, lukewarmness or default no harm shall come to the king 
or the realm, and nevertheless to cause proclamation to be made in 
singular the hundreds, wapentakes, cities, boroughs, market towns, 
seaports and j)laccs in the county within liberties and without, that 
all and singular between the ages aforesaid, of whatsoever estate or 
condition tiiey be, shall under pain of the forfeiture aforesaid with all 
speed arm and furnish themselves according to their estate, possessions 
and means, so that they be well armed and arrayed, ready with other 
the king's lieges to march against the said enemies w^ithin the realm, 
if they shall enter the same. By K. and C. 

\Fosdera.\ 
The like to the following, mutatis mutandis : 

The guardians of the peace and sheriff of Surrey, and of 33 other 
counties, the guardians of the peace in the parts of Holand, 
Lyndeseye and Kesteven respectively in Lincolnshire and the 
sheriff of the county, the guardians of the peace in the North- 
trithing, Estrithing and Westrithing respectively in Yorkshire 
and the sheriff of the county. 
[Ibid.] 

Aug. 27. To John de Bisshopeston escheator in Kent and Sussex. Order 
Rotherhithe. to deliver to William de Say, son and heir of Geoffrey de Say, the 
manors of Berlyng and Burgham co. Kent taken into the king's hand 
by the death of Maud who was wife of the said Geoffrey, together 
with the issues thereof taken, but not to meddle further with the 
manors of Hammes and Bucstede co. Sussex likewise so taken, 
delivering up any issues of these taken ; as the king has learned by 
divers inquisitions, taken by the escheator, that the said Maud at her 
death held no lands in that county (sic) in chief in her demesne as of 
fee nor in service, but held the manors of Berlyng and Burgham in 
dower after the death of the said Geoff'rey with reversion to the said 
\\'il]iam, the manor of Hamme to her and the heirs male of the body 
of the said Geoffrey by gift of Thomas de Hethe, and the manor of 
Bucstede to her and the heirs of the bodies of the said Geoff'rey and 
herself by gift of Richard de Chudcrlegh parson of MaimehuU and 
John Cramphorne, that the said William is son and lieu- of the said 
Geoffrey and William {sic) and of full age, and that the manors of 
Berlyng and Burgham are held in chief as of the crown by knight 
service, the manors of Hammes and Bucstede of others than the king ; 
and on 4 July in the 35th year of the reign the age of the said William 
was proved, and the king took his homage, and commanded livery 
to be given him of his father';^ lauds. 



38 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



18(»!). Membrane 14 — coni. 

Aug. IG. To the cijlleetors ot" customs in the port of Melcombe. Order, 

Westminster, upon the petition of James Jakemyn merchant of Florence, to suffer 
him by himself and his servants to bring to the town of Melcombe 
all his wool bought and {)urveyod in Somerset and Dorset, and before 
Micliaelmas next to lade and cocket the same in the port thereof, and 
after paying 4().s. 8rf. upon every sack for the customs and subsidies 
thereupon due, to take it without let to foreign parts, as he has 
prayed licence to do. Proviso tliat no wool, woolfells or hides be 
laded in the said port nor taken over after Michaelmas without 
the king's special licence. 

Sept. 22. To the collectors of customs in the port of London. Order, upon 
fKiuK's] the petition of Walter de Bardes merchant, to view letters of cocket by 
Langley. j^jj^j produced, and if assured that 4 sacks 10 stone 8/6. of wool were 
weighed and cocketed at the staple of Kothcland, and that the custom 
thereupon due was well and truly paid, to suffer him to lade the same in 
the said port and without a second payment of custom or subsidy to take 
them without let to foreign parts ; as his petition shews that he lately 
caused the said wool of the growth of Wales, being of John de Delves 
knight in Wales, to be bought and carried to the city of London, 
thence [to be taken] to foreign parts to make his advantage thereof, 
and that the collectors are demanding of him the custom and subsidy 
for the same as if not customed and cocketed, though it w'as weighed 
and cocketed as aforesaid and the custom paid, as b}^ letters of cocket 
appears, praying for remedy ; and in the ordinances lately made 
for holding staples of wool within the realm it is contained (among 
other things) that it shall be lawful for men of Ireland and Wales, 
who in those parts may not deliver their wool, woolfells and hides 
to foreign mercliants, to come therewith to any staple in England 
after the same are in Ireland or Wales customed and cocketed, and 
when they have brought thither the letters of cocket witnessing the 
premises, neither they nor the merchants buying that merchandise 
shall a second time pay customs or subsidies thereupon. Proviso 
that no wool of the growth of England shall be taken wath this 
wool to foreign parts by colour of these presents. 



Membrane 13. 

July 6. To "W. archbishop of Canterbury. Whereas in the last parliament, 

Westminster, by the assent of the archbisliop and of other the prelates, lords and 
commons of the realm, it was ordered and agreed that all men of the 
said realm, as well clerks as lajanen, should be armed and arrayed, 
every man according to his estate, possessions and means, to march 
for the salvation and defence of the church and realm against the 
king's enemies, if any should enter the realm, wherefore by divers 
commissions the king has in singular the counties of the realm 
appointed certain his lieges to array all the fencible men between the 
ages of 16 and 60 years, and to cause them to be arrayed and armed, 
putting them in thousands, hundreds and twenties so that, being 
furnished with arms, they shall be ready to resist the enemies as 
aforesaid ; and whereas the French, the king's enemies, have broken 
the peace last made at Calais between France and England, and have 
invaded the king's dominions over sea, taking and putting to their own 
hand in manner of war great number of cities, castles, towns and places 
and slaying the king's lieges therein, and do hold and occupy the same, 



43 EDWARD III. dO 



1369. Membrane 13 — cont. 

and therewith not content have gatliered a great fleet of ships upon the 
sea coast in divers parts witli a host of warriors and armed men, 
hasteninjz to make ready as soon as they may to invade the realm, to 
overcome and destroy the king, his realm and people and to overthrow 
his dominion and the church of England ; and wliereas the king would 
with all his power make provision for the salvation and defence of the 
church and realm, in consideration that the archbishop and other 
prelates and all the clergy are boimd to lay to their, hand with other 
the king's lieges, and help to resist the said enemies : order and 
request upon his allegiance, as he h)ves the king's lionour and his own 
and desires the salvation of the church and realm, in consideration of the 
hurt and peril wiiich are threatening by the attacks of the said enemies, 
without delay to cause all abbots, priors, men of religion and other 
ecclesiastical perscms of his diocese whatsoever to be armed, arrayed, 
furnished with arms every man between the aforesaid ages according to 
his estate, possessions and means, and ])ut in thousands, hundreds and 
twenties, so that they shall be ready with other the king's lieges to 
march against the said enemies within the realm, with God's help 
to overcome and destroy them, defeating and crushing their insolence 
and malice. By K. and C. 

[Foedera.] 

The like to the archbishop of York, and to singular the bishops 
throughout England. 

[Ibid.] 

Jime 8. To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Order, upon the 

Weetminster. petition of John de Upton of New iSarum and Martin Moulissh canon 
of the church of St. Mary Salisbury, to take of them an oath that they 
will well and truly render account of the works done about the king's 
park of Claryndon and the wages and other payments made, and to audit 
their said account, allo^\'ing them at the exchequer what thereby should 
reasonably be allowed, and doing further what the nature of the 
account requires, the absence of John de A\'ilton parson of St. Thomas 
New Sarum and controller of the said works not^\'ithstanding ; as 
lately the king appointed the said Joim de Upton and Martin jointly 
and severally to cause the paling about the said park to be made and 
repaired of timber windfallen within the park, and the manor and the 
houses of the king's new lodge in the said park to be repaired and 
roofed, and to pay all manner of wages and payments as well for buying 
and purveying divers things needful for tlie said works as for other 
costs whatsoever, by view and testimony of the keeper of the said 
manor and park or his representative, of the verderers therein appointed, 
and of the said controller ; and now their petition shews that they are 
ready to account as aforesaid, that the said controller is over sea, and 
that the treasurer and barons have put off proceeding to the audit 
of their account without his presence and witness, and the king would 
not that the same be for that reason delayed. 

April 28. To John Knyvet and his fellows, justices appointed to hold pleas 
Westminster, before the king. Order, if the inquisitions which remain to be taken 
before them, namely one between the king and William sou and heir 
of Henry de Hertlyngton concerning the manors of Hertlyngton and 
Braham and certain other lands in Yorkshue, another between Richard 
de Stury (suing for the king) and the said ^Allliam concerning the 



40 



CALENDAR OF CLOSK ROLLS. 



1369. 



Mtwhrane 13 — cont. 
said manors, may not conveniently be so taken, to send the same by 
writ of wisi prius to be taken before one of them or before others 



according to the statute. 



By C. 



April 26. 

Westminster, 



To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Order to allow 
tlie prior of Rochester, cliicf master of the king's works in Rochester 
castle, in his account at the exchequer, (W. a day so long as he .shall 
stand in that office for one purveyor by him appointed for purveyance 
of divers things affecting the said works. By K. 



June 20. To John Knyvet and liis fellows, justices appointed to hold pleas 
Westminster, before the knig. Order by writ of nixi prius to send an inquisition 
which remains to be taken in a plea of trespass pending before them 
between the king and Richard Melbourne and others to be taken as 
they shall think fit according to the statutes and the law and custom 
of the realm. By C. 

July 12. To Thomas de Musgrave escheator in Northumberland. Order 
Westminster, to take of Eleanor who \\as \viie of Henry Tayleboys tenant in chief 
an oath that she will not marry without the king's licence, and to 
assign her dower of the lands of her said husband taken into the king's 
hand by his death, sending the assignment under seal to be enrolled 
in chancery as usual. 

To Nicholas de Styuecle escheator in Cambridgeshire. Like order, 
mutatis mutandis, to assign dower to Alice who was wife of John de 
Mepirsale. 

July 9. To Nicholas de Styuecle escheator in Huntingdonshire. Order 

Westminster, to take the fealty of Joan late the wife of Edward de Lovetot 
according to the form of a schedule enclosed, and not to meddle 
further with a messuage, one carucate of land and lOZ. of rent in 
Southo, Beuton and Overton Waterville which are held in chief and 
with divers other lands not so held, taken into the king's hand by the 
said Edward's death, delivering to her any issues thereof taken ; 
as the king has learned by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that 
the said Edward at liis death held the premises jointly with the said 
Joan to them and the heirs of the said Edward, having obtained the 
king's licence, and divers other lands likewise jointly with her. 

Oct. 5. To the baihffs of the city of Rochester. Order by amercements 

Westminster, and otherwise to compel all men of that city who have any tenements 
in Eppelane and Horslane there, and are bound so to do, to repair 
and pave the said lanes, namely every man according to the rate of 
his holding therein, sparing none ; as the king has learned that those 
lanes are so miry and deep that a man may hardly pass through them 
to Rochester castle, and his will is that they be speedily repaired. 

Aug. 12. To the sheriff of Wiltesir. Order, upon the petition of John 
Westminster. Bullok of London the king's tapicer, to cause three sarplers of wool 
to be dearrested and delivered to him, suffering him or his servants 
without let to bring the same to the city of London ; as his petition 
shews that three sarplers of wool by him lately bought for making 
carpets to the king's use are unlawfully arrested at Colyngburne by 
Stephen Newe and Thomas West of Chysebury, to his hurt and 



43 EDWARD III. 41 



1369. Membrane 13 — cont. 

delaying the making of the king's carpets which he has ordered to be 
thereof made, praying for the dearrest and deUvery of the said wool ; 
and it is not lawful nor reasonable that an arrest of the king's goods 
be anywise made by any of his subjects within the realm. 



Membrane 12. 

July 8. To the sheriff of Lancastre. Order, under pain of forfeiture, 

Westminster, without any delay to cause the GOO sheaves of arrows by the king 
commanded, of seasoned wood and not of green as he will answer it 
before the king, to be purve\'ed in his bailiwick within liberties and 
without, fitted with heads of steel after the pattern of the iron head 
delivered to him on the king's behalf, and to come to the Tower of 
London tlierc to be delivered by indenture to John de Sleford the king's 
clerk, keeper of his wardrobe in the Tower, so that they be there on 
Michaelmas day at latest, knowing assuredly that, if the same be not 
of seasoned wood, the king will cause the sheriff to be charged with the 
costs thereupon laid out, and punished by forfeiture ; as the sheriff 
has hitheito taken j\o heed to do aught concerning the said sheaves 
which the king commanded to be purveyed and delivered as 
aforesaid for his service, and thereby tlie furtherance of the king's 
business affecting liim and tlie defence of the realm is delayed, whereat 
he is moved to anger. By K. 

{Foedera.'\ 

The like to the sheriii of Oxford and Berkshire, and to seven sheriffs 
of nine other counties, to purvey 600 sheaves in every county. 

{Ibid.'] 

To the sheriff of Norhampton. Like order, mutatis mutandis, to 
purvey and deliver 402 sheaves of arrows, arrears of the 600 sheaves 
commanded as above. 
[Ihid.] 
The Uke to the following : 

The sheriff of Stafford to purvey 480 sheaves, arrears of 600. 
The sheriff of Essex to purvey 295 sheaves, arrears of 600. 
The sheriff of Surrey and Sussex to purvey 800 sheaves, arrears of 

1,200. 
The sheriff of Lincoln to purvey 218 sheaves, arrears of 600. 
The sheriff of Notingham and Derby to purvey 407 sheaves, 

arrears of 1,200. 
The sheriff of Hereford to purvey 360 sheaves, arrears of 600. 
The sheriff of Bedford and Bukingham to purvey 881 sheaves, 
arrears of 1,200. 
{Ibid.'] 

June 15. To William Auncell escheator in Herefordshire and the march of 
Westminster. Wales adjacent. Order not to meddle further with the castle of 
Ewj-as Lacy in the said march, taken into the king's hand by the 
death of Bartholomew de Burgherssh knight, delivering to Margaret 
his wife any issues, thereof taken ; as the king has learned by 
inquisition, taken by the escheator, that the said Bartholomew at liis 
death held no lands in the said county and march in chief in his 
demesne as of fee, but held the said castle jointly with the said 
Margaret of the gift of Walter Pavely, John de Guldeburgh, 



42 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1869. Membrane 12 — cont. 

Thomas de Hungeiford and William de Wviidesore clerk made witli 
the king's licence to tlicm and the heirs of the said Bartholomew, 
and that the same is lield in chief by knight service ; and tlie king 
has taken the fealty of the said Margaret. 

Memorandum that Thomas de Hungerford took her fealty by writ. 

To John de Evesham escheator in W'iltesir. Order not to meddle 
further with the manors of Heghtredbury, Sterte and Coleme taken 
into the king's liand by the death of Bartholomew de Burgherssh 
kniglit, delivering to Margaret late his wife any issues thereof taken ; 
as the king has learned by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that 
the said Bartholomew at his death held no lands in that county in 
chief in his demesne as of fee, but held the said manors jointl}' with the 
said Margaret of the gift of Walter Paveiy knight, John de Guldesburgh, 
Thomas de Hungerford and William de Wyndesore clerk made with 
the king's licence to them and the heirs of the said Bartholomew, and 
that the same are held in chief by knight service ; and the king has 
taken the fealty of the said Margaret. 

Memorandum {as above). 

Aug. 2. To the keepers of the passage in the port of London and the river 

Thames, and to the king's searcher in the port and river aforesaid. 

Order, upon the petition of William de Walworth citizen of London, 
. to suffer certain his servants in the said port freely without let to 
pass toward the parts of Skone in Swethe with 200/. in gold or silver 
to buy herring there, any command etc. ; as his petition shews that 
he purposes to send his said servants thither to buy herring, and bring 
the same to the city of London, praying licence to send wdth them 
2001. for that pm'pose ; and he has in chancery taken upon him that 
he will cause herring to that value to be brought thence to the 
said city. 

June 13. To the electors and arrayers of aiciiers in Herefordshire. Order 

Westminster, not to meddle by colour of any commission to them heretofore 
addressed in choosing and arraying any archers dwelhng within the 
city of Hereford ; as lately being informed that a number of citizens 
and other inhabitants of the said city are purposing under colour 
of the retainer of lords to pass over sea, leaving the city without 
sufficient furmshing in case evil should happen, the king commanded 
the bailiffs and constable thereof to cause proclamation to be there 
made forbidding any citizen or inhabitant to pass out of the city by 
reason of any the king's war, by colour of the retainer of any lord, 
or for any like cause, or to absent himself from the said city, 
ordering the said inhabitants at their peril to be intendant upon 
the furnishing and defence thereof. 

June 13. To the executors of Roger de Mortuo Mari earl of March. Order, 
Westminster, of the issues of the lands of William baron of Greystok tenant in chief, 
to pay to Ralph son and heir of the said William, a minor in the 
king's wardship, that which pertains to him for his maintenance since 
his said father's death and henceforward until his lawful age ; as 
lately the king granted to the said earl the wardship of all the lands 
of the said William which are in the Mug's hand by his death and 
by reason of the nonage of his heir, to hold imtil the lawful age of the 
said heir without rendering aught to the king. 



43 EDWARD 11 J. 



43 



13C0, Membrane 12 — cent. 

Juno 14. To John de (Jressyniihain escla'ator in Essex. Order to cause John 

Westminster, son and hi'ir of Wilhani do Enefeld tenant in chief to have seisin of 

his father's lands taken into tlie king's hand by his doatli ; as the said 

Jolin has proved liis age before tiie eseheator, and the king has taken 

liis homage and fealty. 

June 12. To the treasurer and the chamberlains. Order to pay of the treasury 

to Nicholas de Hhirboine and Thomas .Stillard, \\ hom the king has 

charged to repaii' the defects of Oloucester castle by view and testimony 
of the prior of Lanthony, 50/. in aid of the e.\i)enses of such repair or to 
cause them to have an assignment where they may best be contented 
thereof. 



Membrane 11. 

June 20. To the treasurer and tlic barons of the exchequer. Order, if 
Westminster, assured by oath of William Croke, attorney of John atte Wyneyard 
and Robert Bulleville executors of William de Ledene late sheriff of 
Gloucester, that the writs and indentures hereinafter mentioned were 
stolen from him the said attorney, and if by inspection of the rolls 
and memoranda of the exchequer thoy shall find that the said 
executors have fully rendered the said sheriff's account of the issues 
of that county for the first half of the 29th year of the reign when he 
was sheriff, and have contented the king of all that is thereby due, 
to proceed to allow the said account as lawful is, notwithstanding that 
by reason of the said robbery the executors or their said attorney have 
not the said writs and indentures to deliver to the treasurer and 
barons ; as the said executors have shewn the king that they have 
rendered account as aforesaid and have contented the king of all that 
is thereby due to him, that when the account was not completed 
upon the rolls of the exchequer as usual, the said attorney knowing it not 
took with him from the exchequer to his omti parts writs of privy 
seal [one] for purveyance of a set number of lampreys to the said 
sheriff addressed, [another] to Master Peter de Bovyndon to whom 
the same were delivered to the king's use, and who took of the sheriff 
12d. a day while busied about the purveyance thereof, and [others] 
for payment of the wages of falconers and porters of hawks and of the 
puture of hawks, and indentures concerning the delivery of the said 
lampreys, and payment of the said wages and puture, whereof full 
mention is made in the said account, that those writs and indentures 
were with his own goods stolen from the said attorney on his journey 
thither, and that tlie treasurer and barons have put off proceeding 
to allow the said account for that the said attorney then had not the 
same to deliver to them, although they were produced upon the said 
account, and although he has requested them so to do, Avherefore the 
executors [have prayed] for remedy ; and the king considers it hard 
that tile sheriff or his executors shoidd be charged with things therein 
contained, and accounted for in the said account, in default of 
delivering up the said writs and indentures which were stolen from their 
said attorney. 

July 3. To the prior of Spaldyng. Order at his peril to retain and safe keep 

Westminster, until further order the 40/. which he is bound to pay yearly to the 

abbot of St. Nicholas Angers, an alien of the power of France, 

paying him nought without the king's special command ; as for 



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13(59. Membrane 11 — cont. 

particular and lawful causes with the assent of parliament the king has 
taken into his hand all priories and houses of alien religious of the 
power of France, together with the lands, goods, rents and possessions 
to the same belonging. 
[Foedera.] 
The Uke to the following : 

The prior of Newstede by Ancolme, concerning 100*. yearly 

payable to the abbot of Longevillers. 
The abbot of Thornton, concerning 20/. yearly payable for two 

pensions to the abbot of Auraale. 
The abbot of llufford, concerning 20/. yearly payable to the abbot 
of Clairvaux for the farm of a mediety of Roderham church. 
[Ibid.] 

Oct. 29. To Robert Russell escheator in Worcestershire. Order not to 
Westminster, meddle furtlier with the manor of Mitton and certain lands in 
Kilmesham taken into tiie king's hand after tlie death of Agnes who 
was wife of Thomas de Bradestone, delivering to Thomas de Bradestone, 
son of Robert de Bradestone, any issues thereof taken ; as the king 
has learned by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that the said Agnes 
at her death held no lands in that county in chief in her demesne as of 
fee nor in service, but by fine levied in the king's court held the said 
manor and lands for life with remainder to the said Thomas son of 
. Robert and to the heirs of his body, and that the same are held of others 
than the king. 

July 23. Order to the slieriff of Bukingham to cause a coroner to be elected 
Westminster, instead of John de Aylesbury, who is dead. 

Sept. 26. To the mayor and bailiffs of the town of Suthampton. Order, upon 
Westminster, the petition of Henry Byle, to cause all goods and chattels in that 
town of the men of Seint Malliore in Brittany to be arrested and 
kept under arrest in name of a distress until the said Hem-y be contented 
for a ship of his called the ' Elianora ' and his goods and merchandise 
therein, or until further order ; as his petition shews that the said 
ship laded with divers merchandise was by men of Seint Malliore 
arrested without reasonable cause, and is there under arrest ; and 
the king is informed that the said ship and goods are arrested without 
reasonable cause. 

Nov. 20. To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer, and to the 
Westminster, chamberlains. Order to revoke the assignments made on 1 September 
last to David de Strabolgi late earl of Athole of 180/. to be taken 
of the customs for his wages and the wages of his men then about 
to sail (it was said) on the king's service over sea, namely 100/. in the 
port of St. Botolph and the residue in that of Kyngeston upon Hull, 
causing the money to be levied to the king's use and answer to be made 
for it to the king ; as the said David or his men did not sail as aforesaid. 



June 15. 



To John Knyvet and his fellows etc. Order by writ of nisi 'prius 
to send the inquisition which remains to be taken in a plea for 
contempt and trespass pending before them between the king and 
John de Acclom of Scardeburgh to be taken as they shall see fit 
according to the statutes and the law and custom of the realm. By C. 



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1369. Membrane 11 — cont. 

June 15. To Thomas de Musgravc cschoator in Yorksliiro. Order to remove 
Westminster, the king's hand, and not to moddk> further witli a rent of Margaret 
de Cailly of 2(Xs. in Harewode, delivering to her any issues thereof 
taken ; as lately the king ordered the escheator to certify in chancery 
the cause wherefore the said rent was by Jolm de Scotlierskelf late 
escheator taken into the king's hand, and he returned that the said 
John delivered to him by indenture 20.s\ of rent in Harewode, 
averring that he took the same into the king's hand for that he found 
by inquisition, before him taken of his office, tliat John de Insula late 
lord of Harewode, tenant in cliief of that manor, without the king's 
licence gave the said rent thereof issuing to the said Margaret for her 
life, and for that cause it is yet in the king's hand ; and the king 
reckons the cause insufficient. 

June 28. To the collectors of customs in the port of London. Order to suffer 
Westminster. Forest de Pierre a Lumbard witliout let, after payment of the customs 
and subsidies thereupon due, to pass over sea whither he Avill [taking] 
ten bales of lambs' fells. 

July 5. To Thomas de Musgrave escheator in Cumberland. Order to 

Westminster, remove the king's hand, and not to meddle further with about 20 acres 
of land [in] tlie soil of Glassanby within the park of Kirkoswald, 
delivering to Randolph de Dacre lord of Gillesland any issues thereof 
taken ; as it is found by inquisition, taken by the escheator of his 
office, that the said Randolph has imparked the said land which is 
held in chief, and the escheator has for that cause taken the same 
into the king's hand, as he has by word of mouth acknowledged in 
chancery ; and the king reckons the cause insufficient. 

July 14. To John dc Bisshopeston escheator in Kent. Order to cause Thomas 

Westminster, son and heir of James Lapj^n tenant in chief to have seisin of the 

lands of his said father taken into tlie king's hand by his death ; as 

he has proved his age before the escheator. and the king has taken his 

homage and fealty. By p.s. 

Membrane 10. 

July 12. To Thomas Musgrave escheator in Northumberland. Order to 
Westminster, take of Eleanor who was wife of Henry Ta3deboys tenant in chief an 
oath tliat she will not marry without the king's licence, and to assign 
her dower of her said husband's lands taken into the king's hand by 
his death, sending the assignment under seal to be enrolled in 
chancery. 



To Nicholas de Styuecle escheator in Cambridgeshire. Like order, 
mutatis mutandis, to assign dower to Alice who was wife of John de 
Mepirsale. 

Aug. 13. To the collectors of the petty custom in the port of London. Order 
Westminster, to suffer Richard Scut merchant or his servants, after pa^'ment of 
the customs thereupon due, without let to lade and take to Flanders 
four bales of fells of lambs, conies, hares and foxes, any command of 
the king to them addressed to the contrary notwithstanding ; as the 
king has given licence to the said Richard so to do to make his 
advantage thereof. 



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Memhrnne 10 — cont. 

June 28. To tlio collector.s of customs in the port of London. Order to suffer 
Westminster. Forest de Pierre, a Lumbard, witliout let, aftc^r payment of the customs 
and sub.sidies thereupon due, to pas.s over sea whither lie will, [taking] 
ten bales of lambs' fells. 

Oct. 16. To the sheriff of York. Order to cause a coroner to be elected 
Westminster, instead of William de Oairgrave ; as he is abiding over sea in the 
company of John duke of Lancastre. 

July 9. To Nicholas do Styuecle, escheator in Huntingdonshire. Order to 

Westminster, take the fealty of Joan late the wife of Edward de Lovetot, and not; 
to meddle further with a messuage, land and rent in Southo, 
Beuton and Overton Waterville etc. {as above, p. 40). 

June 15. To Thomas de Musgrave escheator in Northumberland. Order 
Westminster, to cau.se David de Strabolgi now earl of Atliole to have seisin of two 
thirds of the manor of Ponthelond, and of all other the lands which 
Kathcrin<^ who was wife of David de Stiabolgi late earl of Athole held 
of his heritage, and which are taken into the king's liand by her 
death, with the issues thereof taken ; as the king has learned by 
inquisition, taken by the escheator, that the said Katherine at her 
death hold no lands in that county in chief in her demesne as of fee, 
})ut hold in dower of the heritage of the now earl, son and lieir of the 
said late earl, two thirds of the said manor, six husband lands, three 
cottages, 5.S. 4.k/. of rent in Little Eland as a hamlet thereof, and 
300 acres of land, 8i acres of meadow, eight husband lands and 
2s Shi. of rent at Calverdon Valence, with reversion to the now earl 
who is of full age, and that the premises are held in chief as parcel of 
the barony of Mitford ; and on 8 May in the 29th year of his reign 
the king took the homage of the now earl, and commanded livery 
to be given him of all his father's lands. 

July 2. To John de Bisshopeston escheator in Kent. Order not to meddle 

Westminster, further with the moiety of a windmill and of 5s., 54 quarters of palm 
barley and two hens of rent in Upchurche, Renham, Hertclepe, 
Halghstede and Stokebury taken into the king's hand by the death 
of Juliana countess of Huntyngdon, delivering to Thomas de 
Gillyngham, Richard de Gillyngham, Nicholas Edoun, James Palmere 
and John Savaye any issues thereof taken ; as the king has learned 
by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that the said countess at her 
death held the premises in dower after the death of William de 
Clynton earl of Huntyngdon sometime her husband with reversion to 
the said Thomas, Richard, Nicholas, James and John, by virtue of a 
feoffment made by the said earl to Thomas de Gillyngham whose estate 
they have, she having recovered the same in the king's court against 
them, and that the premises are not held of the king. 

July 9. To John de Cressyngham escheator in Suffolk. Order not to 

Westminster, meddle further with the manors of Carleton, Mydelton, Blaxhale, Assh, 
Clopton, Swynlond, Cokafeld, ^^''ytnesham, Whelnetham and 
Fenhalle in Onehows in the said county taken into the king's hand 
by the death of Bartholomew de Burgherssh, delivering up any issues 
thereof taken ; as the king has learned by divers inquisitions, taken 
by the escheator, that the said Bartholomew at his death held no lands 
in those counties [sic) in chief nor of any other in his demesne as of 



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47 



1309. Membrane 10 — cont. 

fee, but lield the said manors for life by the eourtesy of England after 
tlie death of Cicely his wife of her heritage, with reversion to Elizabeth 
wife of Edward le Spenser daughter and heir of the said Bartholomew 
and Cicely, who is of full age, and that the same are held of others 
than the king. 

July 9. To John de Evesham escheator in \Viltesir. Order not to meddle 

Westminster, further with the manors of la Lee and la Gore by Lavynton taken into 
the king's hand by the death of Joan who was wife of Michael de 
Ponyngcs, delivering up any issues thereof taken ; as the king has 
learned by inquisition, taken by tbe escheator, that the said Joan 
at her death held no lands in that county in chief in her demesne as 
of fee nor in service, but held the said manors by virtue of a gift made 
by fine levied in the kiag's court by John de Molyng knight to John 
his son and tlie said Joan then wife of John the son and to the heirs 
of their bodies, with remander for lack of such an heir to William 
de Molyng brother of John the .son and to the heirs male of his body, 
that the said John the son and Joan died without an heir of their 
bodies, and that the said manors are held of others than the king. 

July 10. To William Bernard, executor of Gilbert Bernard one of the 
Westminster, guardians of the peace in Cambridgeshire and of tlie justices of oyer 
and terminer therein, and to Jolin de ^^'etheresfeld clerk of the said 
justices. Order, under pain of 10(i/., to send under their seals into 
chancery without delay the estreats of all fines, amercements and 
issues of forfeits made and adjudged before the said justices all the 
time the said Gilbert was with other lieges appointed so to act, 
which are yet in their custody it is said, also this writ. 

Nov. 8. To William .\unscll escheator in Gloucestershire. Order to cause 

Westminster. Gilbert Giffard and Elizabeth his wife, sister and heir of Richard 
Daubeneye tenant in chief, to have seisin of the lands of her said 
brother taken into the king's liand by his death ; as the said Elizabeth 
has proved her age before the escheator, and the king has respited 
the fealtv of the said Gilbert until the Purification next. 



Dec. 19. To the bailiff of the honour of Reylcgh co. Essex. Order not to 
Westminster, distrain William son and heir of William Cosyn to do homage to the 
king for tlie manor and advowson of Great Sutton, held by knight 
service of the king as of the said honour which is now in the king's 
hand, releasing any distress made ; as he has done homage and 
fealty. " By p.s. [28140.] 

Membrane 9. 

Oct. 6. To Richard de Wydeville escheator in Norhamptonshire. Order 

Sheen. not to meddle further with the manor of Norton Davy with the 
hundred thereto pertaining and other appurtenances (the advowson 
excepted), the manor of Estneston with the advowson of Sewardesle 
priory, a messuage and one carucate of land in Wittilbury and 
Silveston, a piece of meadow called Huberdesmede in Toucestre, and 
the manor of Heymondcole, taken into the king's liand by the death 
of Henry Grene knight, delivering to the said Henry (sic) any issues 
thereof taken ; as the king has leained by inquisition, taken by the 
escheator, that by fine levied in the king's court Mith his licence the 
said Henry at his death held the preniises jointly with Thomas his 



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Oct. 6. 

Sheon. 



1369. Membrane 9 — cont. 

son (yet living) to them and the heirs of Henry's body, that the manor 
of Norton Davy is held in chief by knight service, and the said 
hundred likewise by the service of rendering yearly at the exchequer 
by the hands of the slieriff 54.9., which is called blaach farm, and 
the other manors, advowson etc. of others than the king. 

To the same. Order not to meddle further with the manor and 
advowson of Lufwyk, nine messuages, one toft, four virgates of land 
and 12 acres of meadow in Haryngworth, a ninth part of the manor 
of Great Hoghton, four messuages, one carucate and 3^ virgates of 
land, 2 acres 1| rood of meadow and C)S. Sd. of rent in the said town, 
taken into the king's hand by the death of Henry de Grene knight, 
delivering up any issues thereof taken ; as the king has learned by 
inquisition, taken by the escheator, that the said Henry Grene gave 
the said manor and advowson of Lufwyk and tlie premises in 
Haryngworth, witli other lands in Bedfordshire and Bukinghamshire, 
to Richard de Bollesore and William Thirnyng, and the said ninth part 
and premises in Great Hoghton, with other lands in the same counties, 
to Nicholas de Thenford, Thomas Pavely and William de Asshele 
to hold during his life, with remainder after his death to Henry his 
son (yet living) and to the heirs of the body of Henry the son, and 
that all the premises are held of others than the king. 

Oct. 10. To John de Evesham escheator in the county of Suthampton. Order 
Westminster, to take of John de Brambeshute and Elizabeth his wife, sister and 
heir of John de Lisle of Gatescombe tenant in chief, security for 
payment of their relief at the exchequer, and to cause them to have 
seisin of her said brother's lands taken into the king's hand by his 
death ; as the king has taken the homage and fealty of John de 
Brambeshute by reason of issue between him and the said Elizabeth 
begotten. 

Vacated because upon the Fine Roll. 



Sept. 23. 

Sheen. 



Sept. 23. 

Sheen. 



To Richard de Wydeville escheator in Norhamptonshire. Order 
to deliver to Henry son of Henry Grene knight the manor of Drayton 
taken into the king's hand by his said father's death, together with 
the issues thereof taken ; as the king has learned by inquisition, taken 
by the escheator, that by fine levied in the king's court without his 
licence the said Henrj' held the said manor to him and his said son and 
to the heirs of the body of his said son, and that the same is held in 
chief by knight service ; and for that Henry the son is abiding over 
sea in the king's service upon the furtherance of his war there, the 
king of his favour has respited his homage and fealty. 

To Nicholas de Styuecle escheator in Bedfordshire and Buking- 
hamshire. Order not to meddle further with the manor of Chalton 
CO. Bedford, the advowson of Chalton chapel {or church), and the manors 
of Wolston and Wavyndon co. Bukinghani the advowson of Wavyndon 
excepted, taken into the king's hand by the death of Henry Grene 
knight, delivering up any issues thereof taken ; as the king has 
learned by divers inquisitions, taken by the escheator, that the said 
Henry at his death held no lands in those counties in chief in his 
demesne as of fee, but long before his death gave the said manor and 
advowson of Chalton and the said manors of Wolston and Wavyndon 
(the advowson of Wavjmdon excepted) to William Thirnyng and 



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1369. Membrane 9 — cont. 

Richard de Bollesore clerk to hold during his life, with romaindor after 
his deatli to Heniy his son (yet living) and to the lieirs of his said son's 
body, and that the same are held of others than the king. 

Nov. 6. To William Auncell escheator in Herefordshire and the march of 

Weatminster. Wales adjacent. Order not to meddle further with the lands which 
were of William Malyfaunt tenant by knight service of tiie heir of 
Lawrence de Hastynges earl of Fembrocli tenant in cliief, and were 
taken into the king's hand by his death and by reason of the nonage of 
John son and heir of the said earl, being yet in his hand by reason of 
the nonage of William son and heir of the said William Malifaunt ; 
as William the son has proved his age before the escheator, and on 
12 September in the 42nd year of the reign the age of the said John 
was proved, and the king took his homage and fealty, and commanded 
livery to be given hiui of the said earl's lands. 

Nov. 8. To the same. Order to take of Joan who was wife of Philip ap Rees 

Westminster, knight tenant in chief an oath that she will not marry without the 
king's licence, and in presence of the heirs and parceners of that 
heritage, if upon warning they will attend, to assign and deliver her 
dower of the lands of her said husband taken into the king's iiand 
by his death, sending the assignment to be enrolled in chancery. 

Nov. 8. To Nicholas de Styuecle escheator in Cambridgeshire. Order not 

Westminster, to meddle further with the manor called le Moignes in Weston Colville 
taken into the king's hand by the death of John Buntyng, delivering 
to Agnes his wife any issues thereof taken ; as the king has learned by 
inquisition, taken by the escheator, that the said John at his death 
held no lands in that county in chief in his demesne as of fee, but by 
fine levied in the king's court held the said manor jointly with the 
said Agnes, and that the same is not held of the king. 

Oct. 10. Order to the sheriff of Oxford to cause a coroner to be elected instead 

Westminster, of John Wyndesore, who is insufficiently qualified. 

Membrane 8. 

Sept. 11. To Walter de Kelby escheator in Lincolnshire. Order not to 
Leeds. meddle further with the manor of Wiggetoft in Holand taken into the 
king's hand by the death of Richard de Wilughby knight, delivering 
to Maud late his wife any issues thereof taken ; as the king has 
learned by inquisition, taken by the escheator. that the said Richard 
at his death held no lands in that county in chief in his demesne as 
of fee, but held the said manor jointly with the said Maud of the gift 
of Richard de Wilughby the elder, Nicholas de Whadden chaplain 
and Hugh Martel to them and the heirs of their bodies, and that the 
same is held of others than the king. 

To Robert de Twyford escheator in Notynghamshire and Derby- 
shire. Order not to meddle further with tiie manor of Cossale co. 
Notyngham, the manor of Brakunthweit and certain lands in Alwaston 
CO. Derby, taken into the king's hand by the death of Richard de 
Wilughby knight, delivermg to INlaud his wife any issues thereof taken ; 
as the king has learned by divers inquisitions, taken by the escheator, 
that the said Richard at his death held no lands in those counties in 
his demesne as of fee, but held jointly with the said Maud the said 

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50 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1309. Membrane 8 — cont. 

manor of f'ossale and lands in Alwaston of the t^ift of Richard de 
W'ilugliby knij^ht the elder, Nicholas de W'hadden chaplain and Huf^h 
Martel, and the said manor of Brakunthweit of the trift of Richard de 
Wihighby knij^ht the elder to them and the heirs of their bodies, and 
that the same are held of others than the king. 

Sept. 20. To tlie mayor and bailiffs of the town of Suthampton. Order to 
Westminster, can.se the goods and merchandise hereinafter mentioned to be 
without delay dearrested and delivered to John Guaygnet, William 
BeauUabaille and certain other their fellows, merchants of the duchy 
of Brittany, sufYeiing them therewith to pass freely without let whither 
they will, any command of the king to the said ma\'or and bailiffs 
addressed to the contiary notwithstanding ; as lately by letters 
patent to endiue for one year the king took the said merchants under 
his protection and safe conduct, coming by land and by sea to the 
realm and elsewhere within his dominion and power to traffic and 
make their advantage withal, [bringing] their merchandise and goods 
whatsoever, there abiding and thence returning to their own again ; 
and now on behalf of the .said John and William the king has learned 
that at the suit of Henry Byle merchant of Swanwyche, by colour of 
a ship of his taken by men of Brittany and plundered with goods 
therein to the value of 00/.. certain goods of the .said merchants and 
their fellows are at the town of Suthampton by the mayor and 
bailiffs arrested and detained, wherefore they have prayed for 
restitution ; and the said John and William, for themselves and their 
fellows, have in chancery taken upon them to make restitution and 
content the said Henry before the Purification next for his said ship 
and goods or 00/. for the same, and John Wittegode of Suthampton 
has mainperned for them that two ships of the said John Guaygnet 
and William, one at Sandewic in the custody of William Barber the 
other at Dovorre in the custody of Alexander Coke, .shall remain 
under arrest imtil the said Henry shall be contented as aforesaid. 

Sept. 27. To John de Evesham escheator in Oxfordshire. Order not to 
Westminster, meddle further with the manor of Bourton taken into the king's hand 
by the death of Agnes who was wife of John Mauduyt, delivering up 
any issues thereof taken ; as the king has learned by inquisition, 
taken by the escheator, that the said Agnes at her death held no 
lands in that county in chief in her demesne as of fee, but by fine 
levied in the king's court held the said manor with reversion after 
her death to Joan, daughter and heir of John son of Alice Basset, 
whom Roger Door has taken to wife, being of full age, and that the 
same is held of others than the king. 



o" 



Oct. 5. To the sheriff of Berkshire for the time being. Writ de intendendo, 

Westminster, directing him of the issues of that county to pay to John Edward the 
arrears of 0^/. a day from 23 November in the 35th year of the reign, 
and to pay him that sum henceforward according to the king's letters 
patent, taking his acquittance ; as on the date above mentioned the 
king of his favour granted the said John for his good service Orf. a day 
for life or until the king should take other order for his estate, to be 
taken of the issues of the said county by the hands of the sheriff. 
Et erat patens. 

Oct. 4. Order to the sheriff of Kent to cause a coroner to be elected instead 

Westminster, of Thomas Perot, who is insufficiently quaUfied. 



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1369. Membrane 8 — cont. 

Nov. 3. Order to t)ie HherilT of [Somerset] to cause a verderer in Selewode 

Westminster, forest to be elected instead of John Mauger, who is dead. 

Dec. 8. To the mayor and baihffs of the city of New Sarum. Order at 

Westminster, their peril, as tliey care for tlie safety of the king and the honour and 
estate of the realm, to cause \\'illiam Gys and other men of the city 
wha-tsoever who will sail with ships to Gascony to get wines there, 
or to overcome and destroy the king's enemies at sea' to the extent of 
their power, to have seamen and other men sufficient for the 
equipment, furnishing and defence of the said ships, and victuals for 
their maintenance for payment of their own money according to 
maritime law. By K. and C. 

Et erat patens. 
[Foedera.] 
The hke to the following : 

The mayor and bailiffs of Plymmuth for Thomas Fisshacre of 

Plymmuth, John Sampson, Robert Pilche etc. 
The mayor and bailiffs of T)ertmuth for John Asshelden [and] 

WiUiam Lambey of Dertmuth. 
The mayor and bailiffs of Suthampton for John Witegote, William 
Gys etc. 
[Ibid.] 

Dec. 10. Order to the sheriff of York to cause a verderer in the forest of 
Westminster. Pikeryng to be elected instead of William Playce, who is dead. 

Nov. 6. To the sheriff of Bedford. Order to repair in person to a pasture 

Westminster, in Henlowe, and to make inquisition touching a second overcharge 
thereof, and if he shall thereby find that Robert vicvar of Henlowe 
has after the first measurement a second time unlawfully overcharged 
the same, to answer at the exchequer concerning his cattle thereupon 
put after the said measurement over and above the number due or 
concerning the price thereof, removing such overcharge ; as John 
Harewold of HenloAve has shewn the king that he lately brought a 
writ for measurement of the common of his said pasture by the said 
vicar overcharged, that by the king's order the sheriff measured the 
same as the custom is in the realm, and that after that measurement 
the said vicar has a second time unlawfully overcharged the said pasture 
contrary to the statute ; and the king would succour the said John 
as he is bound to do. 



Membrane 7. 

Nov. 7. To Walter de Kelby escheator in Lincolnshire. Order to take of 

Westminster. Katherine who was the wife of Peter Bavent tenant in chief an oath 
that she will not marry without tlie king's licence, and to assign her 
dower of her said husband's lands taken into the king's hand by 
his death, sending the assignment under seal to be enrolled in 
chancery. 

Nov. 6. To William Auncel escheator in Herefordshire and the march of 

Westminster. Wales adjacent. Order not to meddle further with the lands of 

William Malefaunt etc. [as above, p. 49 ; but for Johannis filii et 

heredis predicti nuper comitis is here read erroneously Johannis filii 

Johannis predicti nuper comitis). 



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1369. Membrane 7 — cont. 

Nov. 14. To the bailiils of the king's manor of Overlond for the time being. 

Weetminster. Order of the issues of the said manor to pay to William de U'avere the 

arrears of 100.s. a year, and henceforward to pay him that sum every 

year according to the king's letters patent, taking his acquittance ; 

as Juliana countess of Huntyngdon granted the said William that sum 

for his good service to her, to be taken every year during her life at 

Easter and Michaelmas by even portions of the said manor, which she 

held for life with reversion to the king ; and on 2 May in the 37th year 

of his reign, at the request of the said countess, the king willing to 

shew favour to the said William by his letters patent confirmed her 

said gift, granting that in case the said countess should die in his 

life time, he should have the said sum for his life without let of the 

king or his heirs, their bailiffs or ministers whatsoever. 

Et erai patens. 

Oct. 28. To John de Evesham escheator in Wiltesir and the county of 

Westminster. Suthampton. Order not to meddle further with the manor and 
advowson of Lokynton co. Wiltesir and the third part of the manor 
of Everslee co. Suthampton taken into the king's hand by the death 
of Agnes who was wife of Thomas de Bradestone, delivering up any 
issues thereof taken ; as the king has learned by divers inquisitions, 
taken by the escheator, that the said Agnes at her death held no lands 
in those counties in chief nor of any other in lier demesne as of fee nor 
in service, but held the premises for her life by gift of Robert Coigne 
parson of Somerford Mauduyt and John de Wynchestre warden of 
the chantry of \^'yntevbouine by Bristol, with reversion to Thomas 
de Bradestone (yet living) son of Robert de Bradestone and to the 
heirs of his body, and that the same are held of others than the king. 

Nov. 6. To the bailiffs of Karliol for the time being. Order of the farm or rent 

Westminster, of that city to pay to Joan ^ife of Guy Ferre deceased during her life 
52 marks every year at Easter and Michaelmas by even poitions 
according to the king's letters patent, taking her acquittance ; as 
in recompense for lands in Scotland of her heritage held by the said 
Guy and Joan and by them lost for that they adhered to the king, 
the king of his favour granted the said Joan that sum every year during 
her life to be taken as aforesaid. By bill of the treasurer. 

Et erat patens. 

Nov. 20. To Robert de Assheton admiral of the fleet towards the west, or to 
Westminster, his lieutenant in Cornwall. Order to repair in person to the place 
where a certain crayer of the king's enemies of France taken by John 
Spencer and Richard Crych of Brigewauter merchants is arrested, 
to cause as well the said John and Richard as Brasgonus de Penryn, 
John Joce of Penryn, Pennenus de Penryn, Chymbwellus de Penryn, 
John Symond of Penryn, Geoffrey Vytte of Penrjoi and Thomas Haverner 
of Fowy to come before him, and other true men of the neighbouring 
parts by whom information may be had concerning the cause of that 
arrest, to make inquisition concernmg the said cause by them and 
others as he shall see fit, and if he shall thereby find no reasonable 
cause wherefore the said merchants, the crayer, and the seamen and 
corn therein ought- to be arrested, to dearrest the same suffering them 
to pass freely, and if he shall find the cause of the said arrest to be good 
and sufficient, to cause the said merchants, the crayer, seamen and 
corn aforesaid to be kept in safe custody until further order, certifying 



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63 



13()9. Membrane 7 — cont. 

in chanocrv under .sciil the cause of anest, the value of the said crayer 
and corn, the names and number of the said seamen, and all his action 
in the nuitter, and sentling again this writ ; as the said merchants 
have shewn the king that they lately laded in the port of la 
Baye a ship callc^d ' la Faitroun ' of Plummuth with divers merchandise, 
tliat at sea on their voyage towards Kngland tliey took b}' action of 
war the said crayer laded with 140 (piarters of wheat for maintenance 
and aid of the king's enemies of France, and l)rought the said crayer 
and wheat to the port of Falemutli in Cornwall with the seamen 
therein, and that the said Brasgonus and the others above named 
• and certain other their accomplices have arrested and are un- 
lawfully detaining the said merchants and the crayer with the corn 
and seamen therein, whereupon they have prayed for remedy. By C. 

Nov. 28. To Nicholas de Tamworth admiral of the fleet towards the west 
Wefltminster. (sic). Order, upon the petition of Simon Pichermaker of Cornwall, 
whose petition the king is sending enclosed in these presents, to view 
and examine the same, to call before him as well the said Simon as 
other true men having knowledge of maritime law and others who 
should be cited, to hear the said Simon's plaint, and to do further 
what ought to be done in that behalf according to maritime law ; as 
on behalf of the said Simon it is shewn the king that at Nermoustre in 
Poytou he laded a certain ship of his with divers goods and mer- 
chandise and brought it to the town of la Rye, and that Robert de 
Asshton admiral of the fleet towards the west has arrested and is 
unlawfully detaining the said ship under arrest, pretending that the 
same is forfeit to the king with the goods and merchandise therein, 
wherefore he has prayed for remedy. Proviso that if the ship shall 
be found forfeit with the goods therein, the said admiral shall cause 
the same to be safe kept under arrest until further order without 
removal of aught, certifying in chancery the price of the said ship and 
goods, and all liis action in the matter. By 0. 

To Richard de WydeviUe escheator in Norhamptonshire. Order 
not to distrain Thomas Grene, son and heir of Henry Grene knight 
tenant in chief, to do his homage and fealty, releasing any distress 
made ; as the said Thomas has done homage and fealty to the king. 

To the same. Like order not to distrain Henry Grene, son of 
Henry Grene knight ; as he has done homage and fealty to the king 
for the manor of Drayton, held for life by his said father with 
remainder to the said Henry the son and to the heirs male of his 
body by virtue of a fine levied in the king's court with his licence. 

Membrane 6. 

Oct. 29. To William Auncel escheator in Gloucestershire. Order not to 

Westminster, meddle further with 8 acres of meadow in Tidrynton, 2 acres of 
meadow in Ichenton, a messuage, four virgates of land, 10 acres of 
meadow and 30s. of rent in Horton, 26s. Sd. of rent in Erlyngham 
and a third part of the manor of Erlyngham, taken into the king's 
hand by the death of Agnes who was wife of Thomas de Bradestone, 
delivering to the said Joan {sic) any issues thereof taken ; as the king 
has learned by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that the said Agnes 
at her death held no lands in that county in chief in her demesne as 
of fee nor in service, but held the premises for life of the gift of. Robert 



Dec. 2. 
Westminster. 



64 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



18()9. Membrane 6 — cont. 

Coi^ny late paiHon of Soim-ifoKl Mauduyt and John de Wynchestre 
tliaplain, with iwer.sion to Thomas ile Bradestone (yet livint^) son of 
Robert de Bradestone and to the heirs of the body of tlie said Thomas 
son of Robert, and that the same are held of others than the king. 

Nov. 20. To Richard de Sutton eschoator in Lancashire. Order not to meddle 
Wostrainster. further with ()(► acres of land and 43.s. 4(1. of rent in Whityngton taken 
into the kiny's hand by the death of John de Dalton knight, delivering 
to the said Alice {.sic) any issues thereof taken ; as the king has learned by 
inquisition, taken by the escheator, that the said John at his death held 
no lands in that county in his demesne as of fee nor in service, but held 
the premises jointly with KUen late his wife (yet living) of the gift 
of William de Horneby parson of St. Michael upon Wyre and Richard 
de StaynoU chaplain for the lives of the said John and Ellen with 
remainder to John son of the said John and to the heirs of his body, 
and that the same are held of others than the king. 

Nov. 20. To the same. Order not to meddle further with the manor of 
Westminster. Bispham in Leylondshire, 40 acres of land in Dalton, and a messuage 
and garden and 40 acres of land in Hale, taken into the king's hand 
by the death of John de Dalton knight, delivering to John his son any 
issues thereof taken ; as the king lias learned by inquisition, taken by 
the escheator, that John the father at his death held no lands in that 
county in his demesne as of fee nor in service, but long before his 
death gave the premises by charter to William de Horneby parson of 
St. Michael upon Wyre and Richard de Staynoll chaplain and to their 
heirs, who were thereof peaceably seised by vu-tue of that gift, that 
they by their charter gave the premises to the said John de Dalton 
for life with remainder to the said John the son and to the heirs male 
of his body, and that the same are held of others than the king. 

Nov. 29. To the farmer or keeper of the manor of Woteryngbury. Order 
Westminster, of his farm to pay to the prior of Ledes 5s. 4td. a year granted by 
charters of Bartholomew son of Gilbert de Woteryngbury sometime 
lord of the said manor to the predecessors of the said prior, namely 
for the time he has been farmer or keeper thereof and henceforward 
so long as he shall be farmer or keeper, taking the said prior's 
acquittance. 

Nov. 26. Commission to Christiana who was wife of John fitz Eustace tenant 
Westminster, in chief of the Avardship of tAVO thirds of the manor of Ouseden co. 
Suffolk, two thirds of a piece of ground Avith a garden, 184 acres of 
land and 8 acres of meadow in Casewyk co. Lincoln, and tAvo thirds of 
a messuage, 134 acres of land, acres of meadow, 20 acres of wood and 
60s. of rent in Shenle co. Bukingham, taken into tlie king's hand by 
her said husband's death and by reason of the nonage of his heir, to 
hold with the issues thereof taken and other things to that AAardship 
belonging until the lawful age of the said heir, rendering at the 
exchecjuer 100s. a year at Easter and INIichaelmas by even portions, 
performing all ser\^ices to the king and others and bearing all charges 
thereupon so long as she shall hold the same ; and if the heir shall die 
before his laAvful age, his heir being Avithin age, she shall have the said 
Avardship until the laAvful age of that heir, and so from heir to heir until 
some heir shall come to his laAvful age. By bill of the treasurer. 

Vacated because upon the Fine Roll. 



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55 



I860. Membrane G — cont. 

Nov. 15. To John de Bisshopeston cschcator ill Surrey. Order, upon petition 
Westminster, of the prioress of the house of the order of preachers by the king new 
founded at Dcrtoford, not to iiH>d(lle further with a me.ssuage, garden 
and dovecot and 10 acres of laud in llacclicshani, 42 acres of land in 
Oubrayfeld, 7 acres of land and 5 acres of wood with a croft called 
Absolet croft, a cottage and one acre of meadow sometime of William 
Sheruesbiry, a messuage and garden and 2 acres of land adjoining 
in a croft called Bromescroft, .'J acres of land in ". the Lorde.scroft,' 
the moiety of one acre of land in Bridescroft, and a cottage and 
garden sometime of Wilham Clillis, all held by knight service and divers 
other services of the said prioress as of lier manor of Hachesham 
whereof she is now lady, and taken into the king's hand by the death 
of John son of John Adam, dcHvciin^ to her any issues thereof taken ; 
as on 6 April in the 31st year of his leign the king by letters patent 
gave to John de W'ynwyk, William Thorp and William de Peek now 
deceased the manor of Hacchesham, which he lately had of tlie gift 
of Roger de Bavent knight, to hold for tlie life of every of them with 
the knights' fees, advowsons etc. thereto belonging of the king and 
his heirs by the services thereof due and accustomed, with remainder 
to the prioress and sisters of the said house and to their successors for 
ever in aid of their maintenance ; and now it is foimd by inquisition, 
taken by the escheator, that the said John son of John held the 
premises at Hacchesliam as aforesaid, and that he died without an 
heir, whereupon the said prioress has prayed for livery thereof as her 
escheat, the said manor having long ago come to her hands by the 
death of the said grantees, and being so in her hand ; and the king's 
will is that his said grant sliall remain in force. 



To the sheriffs of London. It is shewn the king by the plaint of 
John Cos^'n that, although he many times sued a\ itli the sheriffs for 
execution of a judgment before them rendered in the king's court of 
London concerning a cause before tliem in that court without writ of 
the king according to the custom of the city of London between the 
said John and Augustine Symeon for a debt of 108/. 6s. Sd., by colour 
of a writ under the exchequer seal to them addressed for arresting 
and keeping under arrest all the goods and chattels of the said 
Augustine in the said cit^^ until satisfaction should be made for 250 
marks wherein he A\as bound to the king, and for 500/. wherewith 
John Thorp clerk and \\'alter de Bardes are for particular causes 
charged towaid tl\e king for him, the sheriffs have hitherto deferred 
to proceed to execution of the said judgment, though the king is now 
contented of the said 250 marks and the goods so arrested are sufficient 
as well to content the king for the said sum of 500/. as the said John 
Cosyn for tlie debt by him recovered as aforesaid, wherefore he has 
prayed the king to [command] the said 500/. to be by the sheriffs levied 
of the said goods to the king's use : Incomplete. 

Vacated because not sealed. 



Aug. 24. 

Eltham. 



Membrane 5. 

To John de Bisshopeston escheator in Kent and Surrey. Order 
to cause Edmund de Mortuo Mari earl of March and Philippa his wife, 
daughter and heir of Lionel duke of Clarence and Elizabeth his wife 
tenants in chief, to have seisin of the lands held by the said duke her 
father as well in his demesne as of fee as by the courtesy of England 



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1360. Memimine 5 — cont. 

after the death of the said lOh/.abeth her mother whose heir PhiHppa 
is, and taken into the king's hand by his death ; as the said Phihppa 
has pioviKl her age before the escheator, and the king has taken the 
said earl's fealty. 

To John de Cressyngham escheator in Norffolk, Suffolk, Essex and 
Hertfordshire. Like order ; as the said I'hilippa has proved her age 
before John de Bisshopeston. 
The like to the following : 

Nicholas d« Styuecle escheator in Cambridgeshire. Huntingdon- 
shire, iiedfordshire and Hukinghamshire. 
William Cheyne escheator in Somerset and Dorset. 
William Aimcel escheator in Gloucestershire and Herefordshire 

and in the march of Wales adjacent. 
Thomas de Musgrave escheator in Yorkshire. 

Sept. 13. INtandate to William de Wyndesore the king's lieutenant in Ireland 

Westminster, to deliver to the said earl and Philippa all the lands held by the said 

duke in Ireland as well in his demesne as of fee as by the courtesy of 

England, and taken into the king's hand by his death, with the issues 

thereof taken since 24 August aforesaid. 

Oct. 18. To John de Evesham escheator in the county of Suthampton. 
Westminster. Order to take of Joan who was wife of Thomas de Overton tenant in 
chief an oath that she will not marry without the king's licence, and 
in presence of Thomas Warner, to whom the king by letters patent 
has committed during pleasure the wardship of her said husband's 
lands taken into tlie king's hand by his death, to assign her dower 
thereof, sending the assignment under seal to be enrolled in chancery. 



Oct. 24. To the collectors of customs in the port of Berewic upon Twede 
Westminster, or of Eland. Order, upon the petition of Thomas de Estwyk, to suffer 
him by himself or his servants to lade in either port and take to the 
city of London or elsewhere within the realm at his will ten lasts 
of hides to make his advantage thereof, any command of the king 
to them addressed to the contrary notwithstanding ; as he has 
prayed the king's licence so to do, and the king has granted him licence, 
because Richard de Kent, Hugh Bryugge and Robert Terry all of London 
merchants, appearing in person in chancery, have mainperned for 
him that he sliall bring those hides to London or other places within 
and not without the realm, and to answer to the king for the forfeiture 
thereof and of the ship in case they be taken to any parts over sea, 
and for the custom thereupon in case they be lost at sea. By C 

Et erat patens. 

Nov. 20. To Richard de U'ydeville escheator in Norhamptonshire. Order 
Westminster, to assign to Ellen who was wife of John de Dalton knight tenant 
in chief dower of her said husband's lands taken into the king's hand 
by his death, sending the assignment under seal to be enrolled in 
chancery ; as the king has taken of her an oath that she will not 
marry without his licence. 

Nov. 18. To John de Bisshopeston escheator in Surrey. Order not to meddle 

Westminster, further with divers lands in Hattesham and elsewhere taken into the 

king's hand by the death of John soii of John Adam, delivering up any 



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67 



1300. Membrane 5 — cont. 

issues tlieroof taken ; as the kiritz l>as Icarmcl \}y iiuiuisitlon. taken 
by the eselieator. that the said Jolm at liis death li< hi no hinds in that 
county in chief in Ins demesne as of fee nor in service, but held divers 
lands by divers services of the prioress of Derteford lady of Hattesham. 

Nov. 28. To William Auneell escheator in Gloucestershire. Order not to 
Westminster, meddle further witli the manor of Walton Kerdyf taken into the 
king's hand by the deatli of Edward de Keidyf. delivering to Joan 
late liis wife any issues tliereof taken ; as the king has learned by 
in(|uisition, taken by the e.scheator. that the said Edward at his 
death held no lands in tiiat county \n eliief in his demesne a-s of fee 
nor in service, but by tine levied in the king's court held the said manor 
jointly with the .said Joan, and that it is held of another than the 
king." 

Oct. 20. To the sheriflF of Stafford. Order to repair in person to a pasture 
Westminster, in Allcrshawe, and to make inquisition touching a second overcharge 
tliereof, and if he shall so find that the same has been unlawfully 
overcharged a second time after the measurement by him made, 
to answer at the exchequer for the cattle put thereon over and above 
the due number after the said measurement or for the price thereof, 
removing such overcharge ; as Thomas Taverner of Lychefeld has 
shewn the king that he brought a writ for measuring his common 
pasture there, which was overcliarged by Adam le Rede of Allershawe 
and John dc Tiiomonore, that by order of the king the sheriff measured 
the same according to custom, and that the said Adam and John have 
after that measurement a second time unlawfully overcharged the 
said pasture contrary to the statute. 

Oct. 6. To the sheriff of Somerset. Order to cause another coroner of the 

Westminster, parts of Munedep, Bruntemerssh. Wryngemerssh, Dundray and 
Whiteston to be elected instead of Baldwin Malet ; as he is dead, 
and the other coroners of the county dwell in places 30 leagues 
and more distant, wherefore those things which pertain to the office of 
coroner in the parts aforesaid by reason of distance and the difficulties 
of the way are not done in good time but greatly delayed, to the hurt 
and grievance of the men of those parts as the king has learned. 

Dec. 6. Order to the sheriff of York to cause a coroner to be elected instead 

Westminster, of Simon de Heslarton, who is insufficiently qualified. 



Membrane 4. 

Oct. 27. To the sheriffs of London and Middlesex. Order on sight of these 

Westminster, presents forthwith of the issues of their bailiwick to cause 1,000 sheaves 
of arrows of good and seasoned wood, and not of green wood as they 
will answer it before the king himself, to be made and purveyed in the 
said city and county within liberties and without, to be fitted with 
heads of steel, and come before Easter next to the Tower of London, 
to be delivered by indenture to John de Sleford the king's clerk, 
keeper of his wardrobe there, any assignments of payments to be 
made to any persons bj^ letters patent, writs under tlie great or privy seal, 
tallies or letters of the treasurer or other the king's commands however 
made notwithstanding, knowing assuredly that, unless the said sheaves 
be made of seasoned wood and brought before that feast to the Tower 



58 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1309. Membrane 4 — c&nt. 

the kin*^ will cause the shcritT.s upon the view of their account on the 
morrow of the clo.se of Easter next to be arrested and imprisoned, 
their lands, tjoods and cliattels to be seized into his hand, and the 
said sheaves to be bought and purveyed of tlie issues thereof, and 
will further cause them as he may to be in such wise punished that 
thcii' punishment shall be a terror to others who ne<:;lect the execution 
of the kinj^'s ct)minands ; as the kinj^ has particular information 
that his adversaries of France and other his enemies to them adhcrinj: 
are making ready with a host of ships and armi'd men to destroy the navy 
of the realm, to hinder the passage of the merchants and merchandise 
thereof, and destroy the merchants and other the king's liegt-s by 
every means they may, if not speedil}' opposed with a strong liand ; 
and it is the king's will to resist their malice, and make provision for 
the safety of the realm and of the ships, merchants and merchandise 
thereof. By K. and C. 

\Foedera.] 
The like to the following, mutatis mutandis : 

The shei'iff of Bedford and Bukingham and 13 other sheriffs to 

purvey 1 ,000 sheaves each. 
The sherirt' of Leycester and five other sheriffs to purvey 600 

sheaves each. 
The sheriff of Salop and two other sheriffs to purvey 800 
sheaves each. 
. [Ibid.] 

Dec. 7. To Hugh de Courteneye earl of Devon and his fellows, guardians 

Westminster, of the peace and justices of oyer and terminer in Devon. Order to 
set free from prison, wherein they detained at command of the said 
justices, the seamen arrested by the said earl in a ship of Hugh 
Peyntour merchant of Vanes, making restitution to the said merchant 
of his said ship, goods and merchandise according to the judgment 
hereinafter rehearsed ; as lately at the suit of the said merchant the 
king learned that he was by the said earl arrested and detained under 
arrest with his ship, his salt and other merchandise, and his seamen, 
praying that all shoidd be delivered as he was the king's liege man 
and has done nought for \\ hich he ought to be arrested or aggrieved ; 
and in consideration that it Mas then witnessed by many his lieges 
that the said merchant was his liege man, and ever well disposed 
toward him and his, willing therefore to do what was lawful in that 
behalf, the king conmiandcd the said justices to send the said merchant 
before the king and council at Westminster under safe guard for which 
they would answer, and the cause wherefore they ordered him to be 
arrested and detained with his ship, seamen and goods, so as to be 
there on Tuesday after St. Simon and St. Judc last in order that the 
king should view the cause aforesaid and cause what further should be 
lawful to be done, and they did so ; and because Robert de Asshton 
admiral of the fleet from the mouth of the Thames westward, in w^hose 
bailiwick the said arrest was made and to whom pertained the debate 
of the business, was at the king's command occupied about other 
business so that he might not have leisure so to do, Avilling that the 
said merchant should not be longer detained in prison, but that the 
matter should this time be determined by Nicholas de Tamworth 
admiral of the fleet from the mouth of the Thames northwards instead of 
the said Robert, the king sent him the certificate of arrest sent by the 
said earl, commanding him to view the same, to call before him 



43 EDVVAKD 111. 69 



1360. Membrane 4 — cont. 

those whom ho sliould set- lit. to cauHc tlic said nieirhant to come 
before him, and tiiis time of the kin<^'.s favour to proceed furtlR-r to 
deliver the said merchant, his ship, goods and seamen, according to 
maritime law ; whcieupon the said Nicholas took with liim William 
de \\ ythingham one of the justices of the ("ommon Ucnch, Kdmund 
de Chelreye deputed to })lead pleas for the king and Robert de 
Tresilian. all learned in the law, and by the constable of the Tower 
of London, in \\hosc custody he was, caused the said merchant to come 
before him in the port of the said city, and in presence of those aforesaid 
learned in the law had speech \\ith him concerning adherence to the 
king's enemies of France, destruction of boats and fishermen along 
the sea coast and other evildomgs in the said certificate contained, 
who said he was in no wise guilty and put himself upon the country ; 
and the jurors thereupon chosen, sworn and tried said upon their oath 
that he is not guilty, and being further asked if his seamen of the said 
ship were guilty in any of the premises against the king and his 
subjects, so that order .should be taken for their safe custody if they 
were there accused, the jurors said they are not guilty, nor any of them ; 
wherefore by advice of those aforesaid learned in the law it is 
determined that the said merchant and seamen sliall be set free, and 
full restitution shall be made of the said ship, goods and merchandise, 
as the king is assured by the tenor of the record and process of the 
business sent into chancery at his command. 

Dec. 10 To John Moubray, Thomas de Ingelby, \A'illiam de Fyncheden 

Westminster. John de Langet(m and William Uraa. Order that they, four etc. of 
whom the said John Moubray, Thomas or William de Fyncheden shall 
be one, shall proceed to make iiKjuisition, according to the form of 
the king's commission to them, touching the things contained in an 
information laid against \Mlliam Coke of Kexby, and shall without 
delay send such inquisition into chancery under their seals and the 
seals of those by whom it shall be made, and also this writ, staying 
the determination of the evildoings hereinafter rehearsed until the 
king, being by them certified touching the said inquisition, shall send 
instructions as to what shall be lawful therein, but continuing the 
process so far as shall be lawful in the meantime ; as lately at the 
plaint of Roger de Relby mayor of York the king learned that when 
he was lately occupied about the execution of the king's commands, 
the keeping of the peace, and the restraining of evildoers in the said 
city, the said AVilliam Coke, scheming cunningly to hinder him therein, 
and other evildoers and disturbers of the peace with abusive and 
crafty words assailed the said mayor, assaulted him with force of 
arms, with drawn knife laid violent hands upon him, and would have 
slain him had not a rescue been speedily made, whereby the king's 
business remained undone, the offenders there by aid of the said 
William escaped \^ ithout punishment, and other crimes were committed 
contrary to the peace, to the contempt and prejudice of the king, the 
hurt of the said mayor, and the disturbance of the whole city, 
wherefore the said William was taken and committed to the king's 
prison of York wherein he is yet detained, and the king not willing 
that such contempts and evildoings shall pass without punishment 
appomted the said persons justices to make inquisition concerning 
the names of the evildoers who with the said William committed the 
same and concerning the truth of the premises, and to hear and 
determine the contempts, trespasses and evildoings aforesaid as well 



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CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



18()i). Membrane 4 — cont. 

at the suit of thf king as of tlu' said mayor accordinf» to the law and 
custom of England ; and because the king has undoubted information 
by certiain crctlil)!!' persons that the allegaticm whereupon the said 
commission was niacle was untrue, he wcjuld be by the said justices 
fully eeitified touching the same before the evildoings therein 
contained are determined. 



Membrane .'i. 

Nov. 20. To Nicholas de Styuede late escheator in liukinghamsliire. Order 
Westminster, not to meddle furtlu'r with a manor in Weston Turvile and the 
advowson of that churfh taken into the king's hand by the death of 
Joan who was wife of Micliael de Ponynges, delivering up any issues 
thereof taken ; as the king has learned by inquisition, taken by the 
said Niehoia'^, that the said Joan at her death held no lands in that 
bailiwick in chief nor of any other in her demesne as of fee, but by fine 
levied in the king's court held the said manor and advowson of the 
feoffment of John de Molyns knight to hei- and John sometime her 
husband son of the said John and to the heirs of their bodies, with 
remainder for lack of such an heir to William brother of the said John 
the son (yet living) and to the heirs male of his body, that John the .son 
and Joan are dead ^\ithout an heir of their bodies, wherefore the 
premises ought by virtue of the said fine to remain to the said William, 
and that the same are held of another than the king. 

Nov. 28, To John de Rokwode escheator in Suffolk. Order not to meddle 
Westminster, further with the lands which Giles de Neketon at his death held by 
knight service of the abbey of Bury St. Edmunds, lately void and 
in the king's hand, and which by his death and by reason of the 
nonage of Margaret daughter and heir of the said Giles and of the 
vacancy of the said abbey were taken into the king's hand and are yet 
in his hand ; as the said Margaret, whom John Crull has taken to wife, 
has proved her age before Nicholas de Styuecle escheator in Cambridge- 
shire, and on 12 November in the 35th yeai- of his reign the king took 
the fealty of brother John de Brynkele now abbot, and restored to him 
the temporalities of the said abbey. 

Nov. 26. To John de Rokwode escheator in Nor ff oik. Order in presence of 
Westminster. Helmyng Leget the king's esquire, to whom he has committed the 
wardship of the lands of Thomas de Feltham, tenant by knight 
service of the heir of Adam de Clifton knight tenant in chief, a minor 
in the king's wardship, or in presence of his attorney if being warned 
he will attend, to assign to Joan who was wife of the said Thomas 
dower of the lands of her said husband taken into the king's hand by 
his death and by reason of the nonage of his heir, sending the assignment 
under seal to be enrolled in chancery. 

Dec. 12. To William de Catesby escheator in Leycestershire. Order not 
Westminster, to meddle further with twelve messuages and twelve virgates of 
land in Sheynton taken into the king's hand by the death of Joan 
who was wife of William de Harecourt, delivering up any issues 
thereof taken ; as the king has learned by inquisition, taken by the 
escheator, that the said Joan at her death held no lands in that county 
in chief in her demesne as of fee, but held the premises in fee tail of 
others than the king with reversion to Elizabeth wife of Thomas son 
of Thomas de Asteleye, daughter and heir of Richard de Harecourt 
knight the eldest son of the said William and Joan. 



43 EDWARD HI. 61 



1369. Membrane 3 — cont. 

To Thomas de Musgravo escheator in Yorkshire. Like order in 
regard to tlie manors of l^ynghiy and H('hii.rhf('l{l ; as the king has 
learned (as above) that the said Joan at her death held the said manors 
of others than the king to lier and the lieirs of l)er body of \\\c gift 
and feoffment of John de Harecoiut of I?os(>\\()rtli to the said Wilham 
and Joan and to the Iteirs of their bodies. 

Dec. 24. To Jolm duke of Lincastre tlie king's son, or to his representative, 
[King's] slieriffs. stewards or haihiTs and minist(M's in Wales whatsoever. 
Langley. Order upon their allegiance, under pain of forfeiture, as they love the 
king and his honour and desire the salvation of the realm and of the 
principality of Wales, on sight of these presents forthwith to postpone 
all else and ceasing every exc-use to cause all castles, fortresses, towns 
and other places within the said principality to be furnished with 
men at arms, armed men and archers, with victuals and other 
things needful, and all the men, tenants and inhabitants within the 
said diike's lordship of whatsoever estate or condition to be arrayed 
A\ith arms as their estate demands, and kept in array ready at 
all times to resist the malice of the king's enemies if any shall 
invade those parts, causing all men in the same who are suspected 
of adherence of the said enemies, or of covin, aid, coun.sel or favour 
toward them, to be arrested and kept in safe custody under arrest in 
prison while danger threatens, so that no hurt or peril happen to 
the king and realm or to his lieges by those enemies or their 
adherents ; as lately upon information received that his enemies 
of France and other their adherents, endeavouring to do away the 
king and realm and all the English tongue and to destroy the said 
principality, drawing tlie same imder their dominion, purposed to 
land within the principality with a host of ships, men at arms and 
armed men, the king many times commanded the said duke and 
every other the lords thereof and their nunisters whatsoever, 
charging them before him and the council to furnish all castles etc., 
Rrray and keep in array all the men with.in their lordships ready to 
resist the malice of the said enemies, and to arrest and detain all 
those suspected as aforesaid ; and nou' by divers messengers arriving 
day by day the king has particular information tluit the said enemies 
are actually at sea with such a host, purposing and preparing to land 
within the said principality, to draw and subject the same to their 
dominion, and to the utmost of their power utterly to destroy and 
overthrow the king and his lieges if they be not speedily resisted with 
a strong hand ; and it is th(> king's will to oppose their malice by all 
means he may, as lie ought to do. By K. 

{Feeder a.] 

The like to the following lords • 

Richard earl of .\rundell and five other earls, including Edmund 

de Mortuo Mari oai\ of March. 
The countess mother of March. 

Ed\\ard lord le Despenser, and the lord de Grey of Ruthyn. 
Guy de Bryene and five other lords. 

Elizabeth daughter and heir of William Botiller of Wemme. 
Tngelram de Coney earl of Bedeford, for the lands of Edmund 

earl of ^March, within age and in the king's wardship, which 

bv the king's grant are in his wardship. 
[Ibid.] 



62 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



13C9. Membrane 3 — cont. 

Dec. 24. To the representative of Edward prince of Acjuitaine and Wales 

Westiniurtter. and earl of Chester, liis sheiifTs, st<'\vards, bailitis and ministers in 
Wales whatsoever. Like order, mutatis mutandis, reciting also the 
kinji's eoinniand to make proclamation in the cities, boroughs, market 
towns and other places in the said principality on the king's behalf 
directing all and singular the lords thereof, under pain of forfeiture, 
to furnish and fortify all their eastles, towns and other fortresses 
there, to array and keep in array all the men, tenants and inhabitants 
within their lordsliips. and to airest and detain all suspects. By K. 
[Ibid] 



Membrane 2. 

Nov. 10. To William Banastre of Yorton escheator in Salop. Order to take 
Westminster, the fealty of Alice late the wife of William de Stuchc according to the 
form of a schedule enclosed, and not to meddle further with a moiety 
of the hamlet of Wlonkeslowe taken into the king's hand by the said 
William's death, delivering to her any issues thereof taken ; as the 
king has learned by in(juisition, taken by the escheator, that the said 
William at his death held no lands in that county in chief in his demesne 
as of fee, but held the said nioiety jointly with the said Alice of the 
gift and feoffment of Richard de Yorton chaplain and Vivian de Stuche 
to them made with the king's licence, and that the same is held in 
chief by the service of finding at his own costs one footman at 
Montgomery castle in time of war in Wales. 

Oct. 18. To John de Evesham escheator in the county of Suthampton. 
Westminster. Order to take of Joan who was wife of Thomas de Overton tenant in 
chief an oath that she will not marry without the king's licence, and 
in presence of Thomas Warner, to whom the king by letters patent 
has committed during pleasure the wardship of all her said husband's 
lands, or of his attorney if being warned he will attend, to assign and 
deliver to the said Joan dower of her husband's lands taken into the 
king's hand by his death, sending the assignment under seal to be 
enrolled in chancery. 

Nov. 12. To William Cheyne escheator in Somerset. Order not to meddle 
Westminster, further with the manor of Lopene and Stratton taken into the king's 
hand by the death of John de Meriet knight, delivering to Maud late 
his wife any issues thereof taken ; as the king has learned by 
inquisition, taken by the escheator, that the said John at his death 
held the said manor jointly with the said Maud for their lives and 
to the heirs of the said John, and that the same is held in chief by 
knight service ; and the king has taken the said Maud's fealty. 

To the same. Order to assign to Maud who was wife of John Meriet 
knight tenant in chief dower of her said husband's lands taken into 
the king's hand by his death, sending the assignment under seal to be 
enrolled in chancery ; as the king has taken of her an oath that she 
will not marrj' without his licence. 

The like to Walter de Kelby escheator in Lincolnshire. 

Oct. 26. To Walter de Kelby escheator in Lincolnshire. Order to deliver 

Westminster, in dower to Margaret who was wife of Henry de Bello Monte knight 

tenant in chief, and of whom the king has taken an oath that she will 

not marry without his Ucence, the manor of Hekyngton extended at 



43 EDWARD III. 63 



1309. Membrane 2 — cont. 

80 marks a year, the manor of 8tyuet(m at 25/., and two messuages 
with appurtenances in Lincoln at 20'?. a year, whicli the king has 
as.signcd to lici' of her said hushiind's lands taken into the king's hand 
by his death and by reason of the nonage of his licir. 

Nov. 10. To Master .John de Bolton the king's clerk, chamberlain of the 
Westminster, town of Berewic upon TAvede. Order to assign and deliver to Margaret 
who was wife of Henry de Bello Monte knight tenant^ in cliief dower 
of her said husband's lands witiiin the king's douiinion of Scotland 
according to the law and custom of those parts, together with the 
issues thereof taken since 26 October last, sending the assignment to 
be enrolled in tl\e chancery of England ; as on that day the king took 
of her an oath that he would not marry without his licence, and 
assigned her dower of her said husband's lands within the realm of 
England, couinianding livery thereof to be given her. 

Nov. 12. To \\'illiam Banastre of Yorton escheator in Salop. Order to take 
Westminster, the fealty of Joan late the wife of Philij) ap Rees knight according 
to the form of a schedule eui'loscxl, and not to meddle further with the 
manor of Ideshale taken into the king's hand by the said Philip's 
death, delivering to the said Joan any issues thereof taken ; as the 
king has learnecl by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that the said 
Philip at his death held no lands in that county in chief nor of any 
other in his demesne as of fee, but held the said manor jointly with 
the said Joan of the gift of William de liohun late earl of Norhampton 
and Elizabeth his wife made with the king's licence to them and the 
heirs of their bodies, and that the same is held in chief by knight 
service. 

Nov. 29. To John de Olneye escheator in Bukinghamshire. Order to assign 
Westminster, to Christiana who was wife of John Filz Eustace tenant in chief dower 
of her said husband's lands taken into the king's hand by his death, 
sending the assignment vuader seal to be enrolled in chancery ; as 
the king has taken of the said Christiana an oath that she will not 
marry without his licence. 

Nov. 12. To the sheriff of Suthampton. Order to cause the prior of Haylyng, 
Westminster, an alien, with one companion and one groom only, to be taken to 
the priory of Suthwyk and delivered to the prior thereof, there 
to abide as hereinafter rehearsed ; as the king is informed that 
the said prior of Haylyng has received of the king's enemies of 
France great number of letters and other things to the prejudice 
of the king and his realm, and has by letters and messengers revealed 
the secrets of the realm contrary to his oath to the king, wherefore the 
king's will is that he shall abide at his own costs in the priory of 
SutTiwyk under custody of the prior thereof until the king be more 
fully certified touching the premises, so that without the presence of 
the prior of Suthwyk he have no speech nor communication with 
strangers, and that the priory of Haylyng meanwliile be kept and 
ruled by his deputies. The king has commanded the prior of 
Suthwyk to receive the said prior in his priory of Suthwyk, assigning 
him within the same houses competent for his estate. By K. 

Mandate to the prior of Haylyng to repair with one companion 
and one groom to the priory of Suthwyk, and there abide. 



64 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1369. Membrane 2 — cont. 

Nov. 24. To the treasurer and the harons of the e.xchequer. Order before 
Weetininster. the auditor.s by the council appointed for the purpose to audit the 
account.s of the ministers of Queen Philippa concerning her lands 
as well in her life time as after her death up to Michaelmas last, to 
nuike such allowances by judgment of the said auditors and by 
warrants under the seals of the said queen and of the steward of her 
lands as in her life time used to be made, and to cause the said accounts 
to be before them enrolled in the exchequer, allowing at the exchequer 
the allowances by the said auditors so made, and the moneys paid in 
the king's receipt by the said ministers, and causing arrears pending 
in the said accounts to be levied to the king's use. 

To William Albyn bailiff of the king's manor of Haveryng atte Boure. 
Order of the issues of the said manor to cause the defects of the houses 
thereof to be repaired by view and testimony of Clement Spice steward 
of the court there. 

To the reeve of the king's manor of Istelworth. Order of the issues 
of the said manor to cause the defects of the bridge and head of the 
pond of Babeworthepound to be repaired by view and testimony of 
John Weche steward of the said manor court, and the water mill of 
Istelworth to be new^ built. 

To Helmyng Leget the king's esquire keeper of Wyndesore forest, 
or to his representative there. Order to deliver by indenture to the 
reeve of the king's manor of Cokham twelve oaks and sixteen beeches 
as well in Bray as in Cokham for the repair of the water mill of 
Cokham. 

To the foresters of the king's forest of Knaresburgh, and to his 
parker of the Hay. Order to deliver by indenture to the king's 
ministers appointed to execute his \\ orks A\'ithin his lordship there oaks 
and other trees sufficient for timber for the said works. 

1370. Membrane 1. 

Jan. 12. To Nicholas de Tamwortli admiral of the fleet towards the north, 
Westminster, or to his lieutenant in Suffolk. Order to hear the plaint of James 
Henrison, William Leche, Jolm Wode, Thomas ' Rosse Vet,' John de 
Syres, John Scoot, Adam de Dalgarnok, John de Fodilmuth, John 
de Aynecroft and John de Lichardewode merchants of Aberden in 
Scotland, alleging that certain goods and merchandise in a ship of 
William Mone of Seland called ' la Seinfe Marie,' which was by a 
storm cast upon land and wrecked at Kirkele Rode in Suffolk, were 
by evildoers unlawfully carried away, to view the inquisition by the 
king's command taken at the suit of the said mercliants by William 
de Wychingham, Edmund Gurneye, John de Berneye and Reynold 
de Eccles, which the king is sending under his seal, and to cause all 
goods and merchandise which thereby or by other inquisition or 
otheiwise the admiral or lieutenant may be assured were of the 
said merchants and were carried away or arrested to be restored and 
delivered to the said merchants, or to the said James the general 
attorney of them all, according to the form of the truce lately agreed 
upon between the king for himself and his subjects and David de Bruys 
of Scotland for himself and his subjects and according to maritime 



43 EDWARD III. 66 



1370. Membrane 1 — cont. ' 

law, that by default of tlic admiral or lieutenant loud complaint 
come not a second time to tlie king's ears ; as in tlie said truce it is 
contained that while the truce shall endure all men of either party 
may have communication witli one another by land and sea, castles 
and fortified towns excepted, and that in case any ship on one side 
or the other be driven by storm or other need to touch in any ports 
in England or Scotland, the same may peaceably there touch, abide 
and rest, be furnished with victuals for a competent- time, and freely 
return thence with goods and people without arrest or hindrance ; 
and it is the king's will that the said truce shall be observed in all 
things. By K. and C. 

Jan. li). To John atte Wode farmer of the king's manor of Feckenham. 
Westminster. Order of the farm of that manor to make all payments as well for 
wages of carpenters and other workmen as for repair of the defects of 
the pond of the said manor, of tlie enclosure of the park and hays and 
of the roofing of tlie king's lodge there by indentures to be made between 
the said John and Henry Wynterfold, Nicholas Wawhe and Richard 
Gravenore ; as the king lias by letters patent appointed the said Henry 
and Nicholas to cause those repairs to be made by view and testimony 
of the said Richard ranger of his forest there, taking and putting upon 
the said works carpenters and other workmen and labomers as many 
as need be, there to abide as long as they shall be required at the 
king's wages to be paid by the said farmer, and buying and purveying 
timber and other things needful for the work for the king's money 
likewise to be paid by the said farmer. By K. 

Jan. 14. To Thomas de Musgrave escheator in Cumberland and Northumber- 
Westminster. land. Order to stay his demand made upon the said John [sic) to do 
homage and fealty to the king, releasing any distress for that cause 
made ; as Gilbert de Umframville earl of Anegos, who has taken 
to wife ^laud sister of Anthony de Luci, being cousin and heir of Joan 
daughter and heir of the said Anthony tenant in chief, has done 
homage and fealty to the king, due by reason of issue between him and 
the said !Maud begotten, for the said Anthony's lands which came to 
the king's hands by his death and by reason of the nonage of tlie said 
Joan, who died within age in the king's wardship. By p.s. [28145.] 

Jan. 22. To Edward prince of Aquitaine and Wales, his stewards and 
Westminster, representatives, and to the mayor and bailiffs of Kermerdyn in Wales. 
Order, as they love the king and his honour and desire the salvation of the 
realm, to cause all ships of 100 tuns burden and upwards with sufficient 
gear which are in the port of that town to be arrested ^nthout delay, 
furnished a\ ith seamen, men at arms, armed men and archers, and 
brought to the port of Plymmuth, so that they be there at latest within 
four daj^s after the Purification next, ready each ship with a double 
equipment of seamen to sail on the king's service in the company of 
Guy de Brvene as he shall give them notice on the king's behalf ; 
as the king has charged the said Guy to sail with certain ships of the 
realm to resist the malice of the king's enemies of France, who are 
now at sea. and with God's help to destroy them. 

The like to the said prince, his stewards etc. and to the mayor and 
baiUffs of Tynby. 

. CR 5 



66 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1370. Membrane 1 — cont. 

Jan. 18. To Rulpli oarl of Stafford, lord of Xcuport in Wales. Order to 

Westminster, deliver by indenture to theeustody of Jolindukeof Lanoa.stre the king's 
son Riehard ap Thewelyn by the said earl taken and detained in 
the prison of Neuport eastle at the king's eomnuind, for particular 
causes him moving. The king is giving command to the said duke to 
receive and keep the said Richard in safe custody without making 
mainprise or any otlier delivery of him. By K, 

I\handate to tlie said duke to receive the said Richard of the said earl, 
and to keep him in safe custody as above until further order. 

13G9. Membrane ^M. 

Jan. 26. William Clopton of Warden to the abbot of Feveresham. 
Westminster. Recognisance for 200^, to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in Cambiidgeshire and Essex. 

Jan. 26. Richard Pope of Bukinghamshire and Roger Alby citizen of 
Westminster. London to Queen Pliilippa. Joint and several recognisance for 40/., 
to be levied etc. in Bukmgliamshire. 

Charter of John de la Pole knight, giving with warranty to John 
Moubray of Cliflond knight, John Bataille, Robert Charwolton, 
Robert Antoigne, A\'illiam de Lyndesele and John Kympton, their 
heirs and assigns, his manor of Assheby David \\ith wards, reliefs, 
escheats, rents, services and other profits in the town of Grendon, 
the advowson of Assheby David excepted. Witnesses : ^^'illiam 
Woulf lord of Estone, Philip de Weston parson of Grendon, John 
Baily of the same, Robert Freman, John Freman. Dated Assheby 
aforesaid, Saturday the feast of the Annunciation 42 Edward III. 

M emornndxim of acknowledgment in the chancery at Westminster, 
31 January this year. 

Feb. 1. Richard Depedene to Ralph Basset of Drayton knight. Recognisance 

Westminster, for 1,000 marks, to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in Yorkshire. 

A\'riting of Robert de Baiocis knight, being a quitclaim to Sir William 
de Burton knight and to Richard de Baiocis son of Sir Richard de 
Baiocis knight (militis), tlieir heirs and assigns, of the manor of 
Covj^ngton co. Huntyngdon A\hich they tlie said William and Richard 
lately acquired jointly in fee of Richard de Baiocis knight and 
Katherine his wife. Witnesses : Thomas de Styuekelee knight, 
William Moigne, Roland Dauneys, John de Haryngton knights, 
Nicholas de Styuekelee, John de Harughdon, John de Wympton. 
Dated Covyngton, Thursday the feast of St. Thomas the Apoi5tle 
31 Edward TIL 

Memorandum of acknowledgement, 1 February this year. 

Writing of Richard de Baiocis knight, being a grant and quitclaim 
with warranty to Sir William de Burton knight, his heirs and assigns, 
of the manor of the Wodehall in Arkesdene. Witnesses : William 
Bealfow, Robert de la Rokele, Laurence Hauberk, William fitz 
Richard, John de Wempton. Dated Tolthorp, Monday after the 
Epiphany 42 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 1 Februeiry this year. 



43 EDWARD III. 67 



1309. Membrane 35rf — cont. 

Writinfr of William do Baiocis clork, boincr a quitclaim with warranty 
to Sir \\illiam de l^urton knight, his heirs and assigns, of the manor 
of the Wodehall in Arkesdene. Witnesses : \\'illiam Beaufow etc. 
{as the lest). Date (as the last). 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 1 February this year. 

Writing of Richard son of Sir Richard de Baiocis knight {militis), 
being a grant and quitclaim with warranty to Sir William de liurton 
knight, liis heirs and assigns, of the manor of the Wodehall in 
Arkesdene. Witnesses and date {as above). 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 1 February this year. 

Writing of Robert de Baiocis knight, being a grant and quitclaim 
with warranty to Sir William de Burton knight, his heirs and assigns, 
of the manor of the Wodehall in Arkesdene. Witnesses and date 
{as above). 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 1 February this year. 

Feb. 3. Stephen atte Lane of Stretford Langthorne to William de Alyngton 

Westminster, parson of Fifhide. Recognisance for 41., to be levied, in default of 
payment, of his lands and chattels in Essex. 

Membrane 34rf. 

Charter of John de Massyngliam clerk, giving with warranty to 
Robert Freman of Brinyngham, his heirs and assigns, all the lands 
in Kent which he the said John has at the date of these presents. 
Witnesses : John Mortymer, Gosselin Osbeine, Richard Cardoun, 
Richard Bokelond. AA'illiam Jakes, John Sowle. Dated Clyve co. 
Kent, 24 January 42 Edward III. 

Writing of John de Massyngham clerk, giving to Robert Freman 
of Brinyngham all his goods and chattels quick and dead in Kent and 
Hertfoidsliire. Dated {as the last). 

Memorandmn of acknowledgment of the foregoing charter and 
writing, 3 February this year. 

Writing of John de Massyngham clerk, granting to Robert Lam- 
bourne clerk, Ralph Prote baker of London and Robert Freman of 
Brinyngham, their executors and assigns, the wardship of the lands 
of INIargaret daughter and one of the heirs of Robert Ram of Clyve 
CO. Kent until her lawful age, also her marriage. Dated {as above). 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 3 February this year. 

Feb. 6. Maurice le Brune knight to Richard de Ravensere clerk. Recog- 

Westminster. nisance for 5 marks, to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in Surrey. 
Cancelled on payment. 

Feb. 7. Gerard Braybroke knight to Richard Stury knight. Recognisance 

Westminster, for 200/., to be levied etc. in Bukinghanishire. 

Indenture made between Richard Stury knight and Gerard de 
Braybroke knight, being a defeasance of tlie foregoing indenture, 
upon condition that the said Gerard sliall marry without disparagement 



6S CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1369. Membrane 34</— con^ 

Elizabeth and Eleanor dauj^hters and heirs of John de Wodehulle, 
knight, sliall save hannles.s him the said Kichard, his heirs and 
executors, concerning any waste made in two thirds of the said 
John's hxnds while in the wardship of the said Gerard, of Isabel who 
was wife of tlie said John or of their assigns, which wardship the said 
Gerard has of the said Richard's grant, and shall acquit the 
said Richard toward Eleanor who was wife of John de Wodehulle 
father of the said John concerning a yearly rent thereof ij?suing, toward 
anv lords of the fees concerning services and customs thereof due, and 
toward any others concerning all charges during the wardship aforesaid. 
Witnesses : Reynold Malyns, Baldwin de Bereforde, John Kentwode 
knights, John de Harderne, William W'odhulle, Thomas Doly. Dated 
London, 8 February 4.3 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment by the parties, 8 February. 

Indenture of defeasance of a statute merchant wherein Gerard de 
Braybroke knight, Reynold Malyns knight and William Burstall 
parson of Flamstcde are jointly and severally bound to Sir Richard 
Stury kniglit in 1,060^ 13.s. ^d., upon condition that they shall in the 
church of St. Lawrence by Candelwykstretc London pay to Sir Richard 
or his attorney 800 marks, to wit 200 marks on 1 April next year, 200 
marks on 1 April following, and so from year to year until the said 
sum be fully paid. Dated London, 2 February 43 Edward III. 
French. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment by the parties, 7 February. 

Writing of Roger de Boys knight, son of John de Boys knight, 
being a quitclaim with warranty to John Pyel, his heirs and assigns, 
of the manor of AVodforde co. Norhampton and the advowson of a 
mediety of the church. Dated London, 8 February 43 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 9 February. 

Writing of Jolm de Boys, son of John de Boys knight {militis), being 
a quitclaim with warranty to John Pyel, his heirs and assigns, of the 
manor of Wodforde co. Norhampton and the advowson of a mediety 
of the church. Dated {as the last). 

Memorandum of ackno\^■ledgment, 9 February. 

Writing of Thomas Travers, granting with warranty to Robert de 
Beleknappe and Amy his wife, the heirs and assigns of the said Robert, 
the reversion of all the lands, rents and services etc. in Ditton and 
Estmallynge co. Kent sometime of Simon Fraunceys of London, now 
held by Geoffrey de Ditton during the life of Maud who was wife of the 
said Simon by her demise with reversion to the said Thomas and his 
heirs ; and quitclaim with warranty to the said Robert and Amy 
and to the heirs of the said Robert of the manor or tenement in 
Kenyngton in the same county called LUee sometime of the said Simon, 
with all lands, rents, services and commodities thereto belonging. 
Dated London, Friday the feast of the Purification 43 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 9 February. 

Writing of John de Middelton, John de Southam, Henry de 
Herbury, John Grene clerk and Richard Bythewatre clerk, being a 
quitclaim to Robert de Beleknappe, Amy his wife and the heirs and 
assigns of the said Robert of all the lands, rents and services sometime 



43 EDWARD III. 69 



13G0. Membrane 24d — cont. 

of Simon Fraunceys of London in Kenyngton, Ditton and Estmallyngg 
CO. Kent with all commodities etc. thereto belonging. Dated London, 
8 February 43 Edward IH. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 9 February. 

Membrane 33d. 

Writing of Thomas Travers, being a bond to Robert Beleknappe in 
40^ paj^ablc at Easter next. Dated London, 8 February 43 Edward IIL 
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 9 February. 

Indenture of defeasance of the foregoing bond, upon condition that 
Robert de Beleknappe and Amy his wife, the heirs and assigns of the 
said Robert, be not put out nor impleaded concerning the lands, rents 
and services sometime of Simon Fraunceis of London in Kenyngton, 
Ditton and Estmallynge co. Kent or any parcel thereof by Thomas de 
Whitacre now over sea nor by his assigns, or that the said Thomas 
returning to England shall without having granted his estate to any 
man make them a sufficient release thereof enrolled in chancery so 
that their estate shall be assured against the said Thomas and his 
assigns. Dated London, the year and day above mentioned. French. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment by Robert Beleknappe, 9 February. 

Feb. IL The abbot of Neubo, for himself and the convent, to Henry de 
Westminster. Codyngton parson of Botelesford. Recognisance for 4d., to be levied 
in default of payment, of their lands and chattels and ecclesiastical 
goods in Lincolnshire. 

Feb. 12. Henrj' Percehay and John Bays to Robert de Teye and Robert de 
Westminster. Bures. Recognisance for 100 marks, to be levied etc. of their lands 
and chattels in Somerset. 
Cancelled on 'payment. 

Writing of John son of Robert Daysoule of Wendelburgh, being a 
quitclaim to Thomas Perle and Isabel his wife, their heirs and assigns, 
of all the lands which they the said Thomas and Isabel hold in the 
towns of Eltham, Bixle and Kidebroke co. Kent, and which were 
of Gilbert de Wendelburgh uncle of the said John or of Robert de 
Braundeston his cousin. Dated Eltham, 10 February 43 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 11 February. 

Feb. 12. Roger de Chflford lord of Westmorland to Thomas de Bello Campo 
Westminster, earl of W'arrewyk lord of Gower and marshal of England. Recog- 
nisance for 1,000 marks, to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in Westmorland. 

Cancelled on paijment, acknowledged by Thomas de Bello Campo son 
of the said earl and Richard de Piryton, his executors. 

Indenture made between Sir Thomas de Beauchamp earl of ^\' arewyk 
lord of Gower and marshal of England and Sir Roger de Clifford lord 
of Westmorland, being a defeasance of the foregoing recognisance, 
upon condition that Sir Roger, his heirs, assigns or executors shall pay 
to Sir John de Clynton, Sir Fulk de Bermyngeham knights and Sir 
Thomas Hakelut clerk or one of them 700 marks at the terms contained 
in other indentures made between the said earl and Sir Roger and 



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1300. Membrane 33d — cant. 

the said knif^hts and clerk, for payment \vliereof tlie said earl has 
given a joint bond with Sir Roger. Dated Westminster, 15 February 
43 Edward IIL French. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment by the said earl, 15 February. 

Writing of Godfrey Cyphrewast, being a quitclaim with warranty to 
William de Mulsho clerk, his heirs and assigns, of the manor of Chesham 
CO. Bukingham as well in demesnes as in lordships, reversions, messuages, 
lands, meadows, pastures, woods, waters, knights' fees, freeholders 
and neifs and all that goes with them, liberties, free customs, com- 
modities etc. thereto belonging. Witnesses : Peter Ber\\ose, Roger 
de Puttenham, Gerard de Braybroke knights, Henry Brusele, John 
Arderne, Richard de Chesham, John atte Broke. Dated Chesham, 
Sunday after St. Scolastica 43 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 15 February. 

Writing of Andrew son of Roger Gerveys, being a quitclaim with 
warranty to William de Wykeham bishop of Winchester, his heirs 
and assigns, of all lands, rents and services, neifs and all that goes with 
them and reversions whatsoever in Roppele, Sutton, Old Alresford, 
New Alresford, Medestede, Byketon, \\'ynhale and the suburb of 
Winchester or elsewhere in the county of Suthampton which 
descended to him the said Andrew by inheritance or otherwise, saving 
a yearly rent of 20/. for his own life, as contained in an indenture made 
between the said bishop and himself, saving also 20/. to him thereby 
reserved for one month's default of payment of the said rent at any 
term. Witnesses : Robert de Thorp, John Knyvet justices of the 
king, David de Wollore clerk, Roger de Kirketon, Edmund de 
Chelreye, Robert Beleknappe the king's Serjeants. Dated Lambhethe, 
14 February 43 Edward IIL 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 17 February. 

Feb. 20. Robert de Assheton knight, Henry de Snayth clerk and Roger de 

Westminster. Harleston to John Mareschall chaplain, John de Bretteby chaplain, 

Edmund Lawrence and John de Wyndesore. Joint and several 

recognisance for 6,000/., to be levied, in default of payment, of their 

lands and chattels in Cambridgeshire. 

Cancelled on 'payment, acknowledged by John de Bretteby . 

Membrane 32d. 

Indenture made between Sir John ^Valkeleyn prior of Swaveseye 
CO. Cantebrigge and Amory de Shirlond parson of Bokesworth, being 
a lease for three years of the priory and of tlfe said prior's manor 
of Driedrayton, with all lands, meadows, feedings, pastures, rents, 
fisheries, services of free men and neifs, tithes of corn, pensions, 
portions, emoluments and profits whatsoever thereto pertaining, render- 
ing yearly 100/. at Swaveseye at Easter and Michaelmas by even portions. 
The lessee shall during that term maintain the houses, walls and other 
buildings to the priory pertaining, as in roofing of houses and repair 
of walls, hedges and enclosures, and the lessor shall bear all charges 
in pensions, annuities and portions, in tenths, fifteenths or other 
quotas or impositions thereon imposed or granted by the clergy to 
the pope or by the commons to the king or hereafter to be so granted, 
contenting them of his own money by himself, his attorneys or deputies 



43 EDWARD ill. 71 



1360. Membrane 32d—cont. 

without cliargc of the lessee, and if any monk or monks sliall \\itliin the 
said term be sent to the said piiory by the abbot and convent of tlie 
superior house to abide as fellows of the said prior, his attorneys or 
deputies shall of the farm aforesaid bear their costs so that the lessee shall 
not be therewith charged. Covenant by the lessee, and bond in lOOl., 
in case the said farm be not paid within a quinzaine after any term 
by his default ; and the lessor names William de Gamelyngeye vicar 
of Swaveseye and Richard de Dounham parson of Little Lawfare his 
attorneys or deputies as well to receive the said farm and give 
acquittance for the same as to fulfil all other the premises on his behalf. 
The lessee shall at the end of his term leave as many acres of land 
fallowed, reploughed (rebinatas) and manured as he took over at the 
beginning thereof, as appears by another indenture between the 
parties, nor may he let the site of the priory to farm to any other, nor 
make any waste. Covenant that if during the said term the lessor 
be removed or promoted to any other benefice or office (gradum), or 
if for other just cause the lessee may not wholly enjoy the same, he 
shall have allowance in paj'ment of his said farm ; and bond for 
payment of lOOL at Bokesworth \vithin one month if he have not 
such allowance, or be cast out of his term by default of the said prior, 
his attorneys or executors ; and if at the end of tlie said term the 
priory be further demised to farm, the lessee sliall have the preference 
if he will give as much as others. The prior has this day delivered 
and left in the hands of his said attorneys or one of them a seal for 
giving acquittance in h.is name for payments received. Witnesses : 
Nicholas de Styuecle, John de Wauton, Robert Waryn, Roger de 
Herlaston, Thomas DockjTig. Dated Swaveseye, Friday after the 
Purification 43 Edward III. 

Memorayidum of acknowledgment by the parties, 12 February. 

Feb. 13. William de Haulay the younger to David de Wollore and IVIichael 
Westminster, de Ravendale clerks. Recognisance for 20 marks, to be levied, in 
default of payment, of his lands and chattels in Lincolnshire. 

Memorandum of defeasance, upon condition that the said William 
shall pay 10 marks at the quinzaine of Easter next. 
Cancelled on ^payment, acknowledged by the said Michael. 

Writing of Robert Brabume, being a quitclaim with warranty to 
Reynold de Cobeham parson of Coulyng, Sir Edmund Stanlake chap- 
lain, John de Idelegh and Richard de Idelegh, their heirs and assigns, 
of a marsh called Shirlandesmerssh in the parish of Eastcoulyng co. 
Kent. ^Vitnesses : Sir Thomas de Lodelowe, Su- Thomas de Hampton 
knights, John Mortymer, John Ram of Clyve, Roger de Delham, 
Richard Hanekyn, Thomas Hemery, John Prikke. Dated Coulyng, 
Tuesday the eve of All Saints 42 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 15 February this year. 

Writing of Robert Brabourne, being a quitclaim with warranty to 
Sir John de Cobeham lord of Cobeham, his heirs and assigns, of 12 acres 
6f ' daywerc ' of land lying in a field called Suthland in the town of 
Frendisbury co. Kent. ^^ itnesses : John Mortymer, John Ram of 
Clyve, Roger de Delham, Richard Hanekyn, Nicholas de Frendesbury, 
Adam Marchal, John Bakere clerk. Dated {as the last). 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 15 February this year. 



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13(59, Membrane 32d — cont. 

Writing of Jolin Michel citizen and vintner of London, being a 
quitclaim to Sir Reynold de Cobeliani parson of Coulyng, Sir Edmund 
Stanlake chaplain, John de Idelcgh and Richard de Idelegh of Shir- 
landes merssh in the parish of Eastcoulyng co. Kent. Witnesses : 
Sir Thomas de Lodelowe, Sir Thomas de Hampton knights, John 
Mortymer, John Ram of Clyve, Roger de Delliam, Richard Hanekyn, 
Thomas Hemery, John Prykke. Dated {as above). 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 15 February this year. 

Feb. 21. Thomas de Sancto Albano of Luton to Bernard Brokas knight and 

Westminster. John parson of Overwalop. Recognisance for 500/., to be levied, in 
default of payment, of his lands and chattels in Kent. 

W^riting of Dame Ellen, relict and executrix of William de Stratton 
knight, being a receipt and acquittance to John de Nowers knight 
for 20 marks, in full of 80 marks wlierein the said John was bound 
to her said husband by a recognisance made in chancery. Dated 
Baldyndon, Monday after the Purification 43 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 28 February. 

Membrane 31rf, 

Charter of Robert Tibtot lord of Langare, giving with warranty to 
Jolin Haukyn the king's serjeant at arms, his heirs and assigns, the 
manor of Inchecoigne and YougliuU, the share of the advowson of 
the church thereof to him the said Robert pertaining, and all other 
his lands, reversions, rents and services in Ireland. Dated 14 February, 
43 Edward III. 

Writing of Robert Tibtot lord of Langare, being a letter of attorney 
to John Flete, John Drule and William Horewe^t to deliver to John 
Haukyn the king's Serjeant at arms, his attorneys or deputies, seisin of 
the manor of Inchecoigne and Youghull, the share of the church 
thereof to the said Robert pertaining, and of all other his lands, rever- 
sions, rents and services in Irlond, according to the foregoing charter 
and to an indenture thereupon made concerning the condition of the 
warranty therein contained. Dated 14 February 43 Edward III. 
French. 

Writing of Robert Tybtot lord of Langare, being a grant and quit- 
claim with warranty to John Haukyn the king's serjeant at arms, 
his heirs and assigns, of the manor of Inchecoigne and Youghhull, the 
share of the church therein to him the said Robert pertaining, and 
all other liis lands, reversions, rents and services in Ireland, which 
the said John now holds by his demise for a term of 20 years. Dated 
14 February, 43 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment of the foregoing charter and 
writings in the chancery at London, 3 March. 

Writing indented of John Haukyn the king's serjeant at arms, 
reciting a gift Avith warranty to him made by Sir Robert de Tibtot 
lord of Langare by his charter of his manor in Inchecoigne and 
Youghull, the share to him pertaining of the advowson of the church 
therein, and all his lands, reversions, rents and services in Ireland, and 
a release thereof made by another deed of the said Robert with 



43 EDWARD III. 73 



1369. Membrane 31rf — cont. 

warranty to the said John, his heirs and assigns, \\hich deeds are 
enrolled in the chancery of England, and hereby granting that, if the 
premises or pan-el thereof be lost or destroyed by war of tlie king's 
enemies in Ireland, Sir Robert shall not be bound to warranty by the 
said deeds or any of them ; and the said Robert grants that the same 
shall in all other points remain in force. Dated London, 14 February 
43 Edward III. French. 

Memoraiulum of acknowledgment by the parties at London, 
3 March. 

Writing of Robert Tibtot lord of Langare, being a quitclaim with 
warranty to Roger Beler knight, Gervase de Clifton knight, Robert 
Deyncourt knight, John de Loudham knight, John de Wittclhury, 
William de Burgh, Robert Aukes parson of Edmerethorp, William 
Hemyng parson of Castelcombe and William Purle of the manors 
and advowsons of Barwe co. Suffolk and Hameldon co. Bukingham, the 
manor of Oxenden, co. Gloucester, the lands whatsoever in Lymstrete 
London, and the reversions of the manor of Sonyngdon held for 
life by John de Sonyngdon clerk, of the manor of Sibton co. Kent 
held for life by Roger Digge. and of the lands of all the said Robert's 
tenants in Marketesoverton. ^Vitnesses : John filz William knight, 
Robert de Morton, Hugli de Martel, Robert Martel, John de Sonyngdon 
clerk. Dated Langare, 20 February 43 Edward IIL 

Memorandum of acknowledgment at London, 3 March. 

Charter of John son of John de Eylesford knight (militis) giving 
with warranty to Sir AVilliam Latymer knight lord of Danby, his heirs 
and assigns, one acre of land in the town of Burton co. Xorliampton 
and tlie advowson of the church to the said acre pertaining. Witnesses : 
Sir John Knyvet knight the king's justice, Simon Ward, Richard 
Wodewjdle, John Caruell, Jolm de Wolaston. Dated Eston, the last 
day of February 43 Edward III. 

Writing of John son of John de Eylesford knight, being a letter of 
attorney to Henrj' de Meddeburne clerk and John Caruell to give 
Sir William de Latymer lord of Danb}- seisin of one acre of land in 
the town of Burton co. Xorhanipton and the advo^^'Son of the church 
thereof to the said acre pertaining, according to a charter by him 
the said John made. Dated (as the last). French. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment of the foregoing charter and 
writing at ^Vestminste^, 5 3Iarch. 

Writing of \\"illiam Caperoun, son and heii' of John Caperoun of 
Est Reed, being a quitclaim with warranty to Thomas de Haselden, 
his heirs and assigns, of the manor of Stepil ^lordon which fell to him 
the said William after the death of John Brescy of Stepil Mordon, 
namely in meadows, feedings, pastures, homages, wards, reliefs, 
escheats, rents, services, suits of freeholders and neifs and all that 
goes with them, perquisites of men, courts and views, rights and 
liberties, with the reversions of the lands of tenants thereto belonging. 
Dated London, Tuesday before St. Gregory the Pope 43 Edward III- 

Memoramlum of acknowledgment at London. 6 March. 



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1360. 



Mi:MIiIiA.\K 30r/. 



Writing of John son of John Chanibeileyn of Great Gatesden, 
giving with warranty to John Coiirtoys of Wyniyngton, his heirs and 
assigns, G marks a year jmyable by Alan Toucestre, and the reversion 
of the manor of Southalle in Gatesden aforesaid, held by the said 
Alan for life and for one year longer by the serviee aforesaid by gi-ant 
of the said John son of John with reversion to him, also a water mill 
ealled Okmill in Gatesden aforesaid, with the pond, watereourse etc. 
Witnesses : Jolin de la Hay knight, ^^'illiam de \\'otton, Richard de 
Segham, Richard atte Dene, Bartliolomew Blaket, Xicliolas son of 
Hugh. Dated Gatesden aforesaid, 1 June 42 Edward IIL 

Writing of John sim of John riianiberlevTi of Great Gatesden, being 
a quitclaim witli warranty to John Courteys of Wymyngton, his heirs 
and assigns, of a rent of 6 marks yearly to be taken of the manor of 
Southalle in Gatesden aforesaid held for life and for one year after 
by Alan Toucestre, with the revcr.'-ion of the said manor, and of 
Okmill in Gatesden aforesaid. Dated London, H February, 43 
Edward IIL 

Mcmoran(lu7n of acknowledgment of the foregoing writings at 
^^'estminster, 17 February this year. 

Feb. 20. Henry de Kynggeston to William de Mordon. Recognisance for 

Westminster. 20/., to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
Surrey. 

Feb. 22. Lambert de ^Vcston kniglit to Adam Fraunceys, William Halden, 

Westminster. John Oskyn and John Ussher citizens of London. Recognisance for 
800 marks, to be levied etc. in Lincolnshire. 

Feb. 24. John atte Lane of Caleys to Edward prince of Aquitaine and Wales. 
Westminster. Recognisance for 40/., to be levied etc. in the town of Calais. 

Charter of AValter Pavely, knight, William Steel and William de 
Wyndesore clerks, and John de Gildesburgh, granting to John de 
Delves knight, his heirs and assigns, their manors of Braundon co. 
Warrewyk and Crakemerssh co. Stafford, with the knights' fees, 
rents and services of all tenants thereto belonging. Witnesses : 
John de Clynton, Thomas de Sutton knights, William de Catesby, 
John de Catesby, Richard de Stoke of Coventre. Dated Braundon, 
Tuesday after St. Matthias 43 Edward III. 

Memorandxim of acknowledgment, 1 Marcli. 



Charter of John de Drayton and Agnes Astwyk his wife, daughter 
and heir of John Astwyk the younger of Eston by Rokyngham co, 
Leycestre, giving with warranty to Sir Philip de Popham knight, his 
heirs and assigns, all theu" estate in the manor of Dummere co. Hamp- 
ton which they have bj'^ grant of John Astwyk the elder, rendering 
yearly to the said Jolin the elder during his life 4/., namely at Michael- 
mas and Easter by even portions, and to the chief lords the services 
thereof due, the first payment to begin at Michaelmas next, the 
reversion of which manor after the death of John Astwyk the elder 
Avith the advowson of Dummere ■ church ought to descend by 
inheritance to the said Agnes ; giving also with warranty to the said 



1369. 



43 EDWARD III. 



Membrane 30rf — cont. 



Philip, his heirs and assigns, for a sum of money in hand paid, the 
reversion and advowson aforesaid. Dated at their manor of Dummere, 
20 February 43 Edward II L. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 2 March. 

March 1. John Delves knight to Peter de Veel knight. Recognisance for 
Wostminstor. 550/., to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
Staffordshire. 

Cancelled on payment. 



March 1. John de Delves knight to Richard dc Chaddesle clerk. 
Westminster, for 2,000 marks, to be levied etc. in Staffordshire. 
Cancelled on payment. 



Recognisance 



March 1. John de Delves knight to Waiter Pavely knight, William Steel 
Westminster, clerk, William de Wyndesore clerk and John de Gildesburgh. 
Recognisance for 1,000 marks, to be levied etc. in Staffordshire. 
Cancelled on payinent, acknowledged by John de Gildesburgh. 

Writing of John son of John de Xowers of Gothurst co. Buckingham, 
being a quitclaim with warranty to the king, Sir Ingelram Coucy earl 
of Bedeford and the lady Isabel his wife the king's daughter, and to the 
king's heirs, of all manors, lands, rents and services in Salden, 
Murreslee, Yiftele, Kymbell, W^eston Turville, Wendovere, Wycombe, 
Great Horwode, Little Horwode, Hoggeston, Bechehampton, Ewelle 
and Luton. Witnesses : W. bishop of Winchester, J. bishop of Ely 
Sir William Latymer, Sir Robert de Thorp, Sir John Knyvet, Sir Jolin 
Delves, Sir William Croyser knights. Dated Westminster palace^ 
1 March 43 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment at London, 3 March. . . 



Mem BRA X?: 29d. 

Writing of John son of Jolm de Boulewas knight (militis), granting 
with warranty to Hugh de Monyton, Thomas de Bourghope, John 
de Stretton and Roger Partrich, their heirs and assigns, the reversion 
of the manor of Brunfeld co. Hereford, held for hfe of his heritage by 
ParneU who A\"as wife of Jolin de Boulewas knight with reversion to 
the said John the son ; also the reversion of the manor of Boulewas, 
with the advowson of Boulewas thereto belonging, and of the manor 
of Isenbrugge co. Salop, now held by John de Eylesford knight by 
virtue of the execution of a statute merchant of 1,000/. with reversion 
to the said John the son and his heirs after the determination of that 
estate and after the levy of the said sum with damages and costs. 
Witnesses : Richard de la Bere, John de Burley, John de Lauton 
knights, John de Strete, Phihp Holgot. Dated Tullynton, 17 March 
43 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment in the chancery at Farnham 
castle CO. Surrey, 20 March. 

Memorandum that John de Eylesford, being then present as tenant 
of the manor and aidvowson of Boulewas and of the manor of Isen- 
brugge as aforesaid, attorned tenant to Roger Patrich as well in 
his own name as in the name of the said Hugh, Thomas and John 
de Stretton, giving him \d. in name of such attornment. 



76 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS 



1369. Mernfmine 29rf — cont. 

Charter of John son of John de Boulewas knight {militia), giving 
with warranty to Huj^h do Monyton. Tliomas de Burghope, John de 
Stretton and Roger Partricli, their heirs .and assigns, his manor of 
Boulewas witli the advowson of Boulewas thereto belonging and 
liis manor of Isenbnigge. Witnesses : Jolm de Burleye, Richard de 
la Bere, John de Lauton knights, Jolm de Strete, Philip Holgot. 
Dated Tullynton, 18 March 43 Edward IIL 

Writing of John son of John de Boulewas knight, being a letter of 
attorney to John de Strete, John vicar of Eye and William de Barton 
to deliver to Hugh de Monyton, Thomas de Burghope, Jankyn de 
Stretton and Roger Partrich, their heirs and assigns, seisin of the 
manor and advowson of Boulewas and the manor of Isenbrugge, 
according to the charter of him the said John son of John. Dated 
{a^ the last). French. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment of the foregoing charter and 
writing (as above). 

Charter of Richard de Apelderham parson of Tangemere, giving 
with warranty to \\'illiam de Wykeham bishop of Winchester, his heirs 
and assigns, all his lands, rents and tenements called la Setene and 
Stapele in Pageham co. Sussex, with the services of tenants free and 
neif, reversions, escheats, wards, marriages, reliefs, meadows, pastures, 
Avoods, suits of court, liberties etc. Witnesses : William Tauk, Thomas 
atte More, Thomas de Hunston, William Raketon, Ralph Lette, 
John atte Vanne. Dated Pageham, the feast of the Annunciation 
43 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment at Farnham castle, 26 March. 

March 19. William Gamboun is sent to the prior and convent of St. Oswald 

Rotherhithe. Xostell, to take such maintenance in that house for life as John Styrop 

deceased had at the king's request. By p.s. [27786.] 

Charter of William Honybrygge, giving with warranty to Roger 
Dore, his heirs and assigns, all his lands, rents, services of tenants free 
and neif and all that goes with such "neif s, woods, meadows, feedings, 
pastures, wards, marriages, escheats, heriots etc. in Knyghtone by 
Dorchestre co. Dorset. Witnesses : Lawrence de Sancto Martino, 
Robert Martyn knights, Hugh Tyrell, Adam atte More, Roger 
Manvngford, John ^lautravers. Dated Knvghtone, 1 April 43 
Edward IIL 

Writing of William Honybrigge, being a letter of attorney to William 
Drury and Thomas Sexpen to put Roger Doie in seisin of all the lands 
etc. which he has acquired of the said A\'ilUam Honybrigge in 
Knyghtone by Dorchestre co. Dorset, as in a charter of the said 
William appears. Dated Knyghtone by Dorchestre, 43 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment of the foregoing charter and 
writing at Farnham castle, 1 April. 

Charter of John Nowers and Maud his wife, giving with -vAarranty 
to the king, his heirs and assigns, the estate which at this date they 
have in the manors and advowsons of Gothurst and Stokegoldyngton 
CO. Bukingham and in the manor of Chestre upon the Water co. 
Korhampton, with the said manors and advowsons and all their 



43 f^DWARl) Til. 



13()9. Membrane 29(1— cont. 

liberties etc. Witnesses : Sir I^evnokl de (riey of Rutliyn, Sir NVilliam 
Latyiner of l);inbv. Sir William ("rovser. Sir Jolin clc Aylesbury, 
Sir Jolm Pavelee knights. John do 'riryngham, Peter de Salford. Dated 
Gotliurst, Wednesday after Palm Sunday, namely 28 March 43 
Edward III. 

Charter of John Xowers and >raud his wife, f^iving with Avarranty 
to the king, his heirs and assigns, the manors antl advowsons of 
Gothurst and Stokegoldyngton co. Bukingham and the manor of 
Chestre upon the Water eo. Xorhami)ton, witti tlie knights' fees, parks, 
woods, warrens, chaces. waters, feedings, pastures, moors, turbaries, 
fisheries, fish ponds, ponds, mills, rents, .services of tenants free and 
neif, liberties, royalty, customs etc. to the said manors belonging. 
Witnesses and date {(is the Uint). 

Memorandum of acknowledgment of the foregoing charters by 
John Nowers at Farnham castle, 30 March. 

Mcmornvdum tliat on 15 May this year these two charters, with two 
tines levied of the tenements therein contained between the king and 
the parties above named, were in chancery in the presence of Sir John 
Knyvet the chief justice delivered by David de Wollore keeper of the 
rolls of chancery to Robert de Derby one of the cliamberlains of 
the exchequer to be kept in the treasury. 

Mi: Mini ASK 28rf. 

Feb. 12. To Pa[t]riek de Langedale. Order not to meddle henceforward in 

Westminster, the execution of the king's late commission to him and John Walsshe, 
appointing them in the king's name to ])rosecute the business of 
inqui.sitions before William de Fyncheden and his fellows, the king's 
justices for making inquisition concerning divers felonies, trespasses 
and evildoings in Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, to challenge jurors 
suspect in that behalf, and to do other things needful for the king's 
adyantage : as for particular causes laid before the king and council he 
has removed the said Paft]rick from that office. By C. 

Writing of Edmund earl of Cantebrigge the king's son, granting 
to the king, his heirs, executors and assigns, all his castles, manors, 
lands, rents etc. in England with tlie knights' fees, adyowsons of 
abbeys, priories, hospitals, churches and chapels, the forests, parks, 
chaces, warrens, wards, marriages, seryices of tenants free and neif, 
fisheries, turbaries, moors, meadows, pastures, liberties, royalties etc. 
to the same belonging, to hold imtil 2,000 marks wherein the said 
earl is bound to the king by way of prest be of the issues thereof levied 
and paid to the king's use. Dated Westminster, 6 March 43 Edward III. 
French. 

Writing of Edmund earl of Cantebrigge the king's son, being a 
letter of intendence addressed to all stewards, farmers, bailiffs, 
receiyers, foresters, parkers, feudaries and ministers of all his castles, 
manors, lands, forests, parks, chaces and warrens in England, reciting 
the foregoing grant, and directing them accordingly to deliver seisin 
of the premises to the king or his deputies, and to be intendant to 
the king as to the said earl b.ad tlic tame remained in his hand. Dated 
[as the last). French. 



78 CALEXBAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1860. Memhrane 2M—co7it. 

Writing of Edmund oarl of Cantebrigge the king's son, being a like 
letter of intendance addressed to all tenants of liis castles, manors, 
lands, rents etc. in England, directing them to answer henceforth to 
the king for the services due to the said earl. Dated (as the last). 
French. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment of the foregoing writings made 
at Westminster, 6 March, before William de Wykeham bishop of 
Winchester the chancellor. 

March 17. Tliomas Hungcrford to Bartholomew de Burgherssh knight. 
Westminster. Recognisance for 1,000L to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in Wiltesir. 

Cancelled on 'payment, acknowledged by Waller Pavely knight and 
John de Goldesbnrgh execufors of the said Bariholomexo. 

March 20. Brother Nicholas de Dovorre master of the hospital of Burton St. 
Westminster. Lazarus to Tliomas de Chosele and Robert de Colston. Recognisance 
for 100/., to be levied etc. of his lands and chattels and ecclesiastical 
goods in Leycestershire. 

March 20. John de Eylesford knight to Richard de Ravensere clerk. Recog- 
Westminster. nisance for 100/., to be levied etc. of his lands and chattels in Salop. 

Memorandum of defeasance, upon condition that the said John 
pay 50/. at Whitsuntide next. 

Cancelled on payment. 

March 22. Henry Whyssh of Sussex to Nicholas de KaervVent clerk. Recog 
Westminster, nisance for 40/., to be levied etc. in Surrey and Sussex. 

March 26. To tlie treasurer and the barons of tjie exchequer. Order this time 
Westminster, of the king's favour to receive, instead of Peter de Brugges sherif? of 
Suthampton, John Sandford and Roger Colrithe, or one of them if 
both may not be there, whom the said sheriff has before the king in 
chancery appointed his attorneys, to make his proffer at the exchequer 
on the morrow of the Close of Easter next, not troubling the said sheriff 
for his absence on that day ; as he is so engaged upon certain business 
of the king Avherewith the king has specially charged him that he 
may not come in person to the exchequer as usual on that day. By K. 
Walter de Haywode sheriff of Wiltesir has the like Avrit under the 
names of John Sandford and John Waryn. 

April 4. To the sheriff of Leycester. Order to stay until further order the 

Westminster, exigents against Richard de Vernoun knight, Thomas de Arderne 
knight, Nicholas de Stafford knight, Richard de Ruggeley and Thomas 
Cloune, and the publication of outlawry against them by colour of any 
writs to him addressed by Wilham de Ferrariis and his fellows guardians 
of the peace and justices of oyer and terminer in that county or by 
any of them ; as prayer is made on their behalf that the king will see 
them haimless, shewing that they sailed to Aquitaine in the company 
of John de Hastynges earl of Pembroke there to abide on the king's 
service in the company of Edward prince of Aquitaine and Wales, as 
the king is fully informed by Walter de Amyas his clerk, attorney 
general of the said earl, and that they are indicted before the said 
justices for certain trespasses and evildoings, and by process before 
them made are put in exigents in that county to be outlawed for that 



43 EDWARD III. 79 



13G0. Membrane 2Sd—€ont. 

thoy came not before them to an^iwer the king toiifhin<i tliose indict- 
ments, as tliey mij^ht not do. to the peril of their life ; and it is not 
lawful that any man while abidin<^ in foreign parts on the king's service 
should at the king's suit be outlawed by any such process within the 
realm. By C. 

MEMliRANE 21 d. 

Writing of Hawise sometime wife of Peter ^'anne. granting in her 
widowhood to Richard de Gillyng a yearly rent of 10 marks to be 
taken during her life at Michaclma.s, Christmas. Easter and Midsummer 
by even portions of all her lands in the parish of St. Anthony London 
which she has by becpie^t of her said husband, as appears by his will 
proved, published and enrolled in the husting of common pleas London 
holden on Monday after St. Matthias 43 Edward III, and power to 
distrain for arreais : and in name of seisin she has delivered to the 
said Ricliaid Id. in presence of Sir Walter rector of the church of 
St. George by Byllinggesgate London, ^Villiam Benyer, John de Holand, 
John Colman. John Anfeld, John Marchaunt and Thomas de Cotes ; 
Simon de Mordon being mayor of the city of London, Adam de 

Wymondham and Robert Gurdlere sheriffs, John de alderman 

of the ward. Dated F|i]idavstrete London, Friday after St. Gregory 
the Pope 43 Edward III. " 

Memorandum of acknowledgment in the chancery at London, 
11 April. 

Charter of David de Wollore clerk, giving \\\i\\ warranty to Adam 
de Bondegate perpetual cha])lain of the altar of St. Mary the 
Virgin in the collegiate clunch of Ripon and to his successors 
there celebrating divine ser\ice every day, to increase their main- 
tenance, two messuages in Hipon, one lying in the ' Horsfaire ' 
betA\een a messuage of Elizabeth de Snayth and a messuage of 
John Pakhardy, the other in Kirkegate between a messuage sometime 
of John Frankissh and a messuage of John Gyliot. ^^'itnesses : 
Roger de Hewyk, Simon Warde. Christopher Maylloure knights, 
John de Shyrwode. Robert de Brounhous. John de Topclyf, John 
de Tanfeld. " Dated Ripon, 29 .Alarch 43 Edward III. 

Charter of David de Wollore clerk, giving with warranty to the 
chapter of the collegiate church of Ripon. towards the maintenance 
of the fabric thereof, two messuages in Ripon, one lying in Aunsgate 
by a toft of the abbot of Fountains, the other in Staynbergate by 
a messuage of William Lister on the one side and a messuage of 
WiHiam Topclyf on the other. ^Vitnesses : Roger de Hewyk, Simon 
Warde, Christoplier Maylloure knights. John de Shirwode, Robert de 
Brunhous, John de Tanfeld, William de Scotton. Dated {as the last). 

Charter of Thomas son of Thomas Drakelowe. giving \\ ith warranty 
to John Ragon knight and John de Merton parson of Great Brykhull, 
their heirs and assigns, the manor of Xapton \\\t\\ all liis lands, rents, 
services, advowsons, rights and reversions in Xapton and Weston. 
Witnesses : Thomas de Sutton knight, John de Verdoun knight, 
William de Catesby, John de Catesby, William atte Hurne. Dated 
Xapton, Thursday in Easter week 43 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment at Westminster, 18 April. 



80 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



18()<.). Membrane 21d — cont. 

April 19. Thomas Oyrwy of Heivhithc to John Hand of Dortcford clerk and 

Westminstor. Nicholas Baud of Staundon. Kccoi'nisiincc foi' 10 marks, to be 
levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in Kent. 

April 20. John de Seynlo the son knight, Nicholas de Berkle knight and 
Westminster. Robert Maunsel of London 'mercer ' to Fulk de Burrayncham knight. 
Recognisance for 200 marks, to be levied etc. in Gloucestershire and 
Someiset. 



Mkmhiiaxi-: 26^. 

Writing of John Charenchous, being a quitclaim with warranty to 
John Beneyt clerk, David parson of the cl)urcii of St. Rowald Shaftes- 
bury, \\ illiam parson of Sutton Walrand, John Halewelle chaplain, 
Walter W'oxale, David Thurmound, Richard Clerc, Henry parson of 
the church of All Saints Shaftesbury and Robert Beere, their heirs 
and assigns, of all the lands in the parish of St. Lawrence Shaftesbury 
whicli John de Weston and Ralph le Kyng of Tarente acquu-ed of 
John Cille of Shaftesbury. Dated Westminster, 19 April 43 
Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 20 April. 

Writing of Jolin Charenchous. being a quitclaim with warranty to 
Joan abbess of Shaftesbury and the convent and to their successors 
of 7 acres of land in Shaftesbury Iving in Danielesfeld. sometime of 
John Gille. Dated (as the laM).^ 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 20 April. 

April 24. Fulk Corbet to John de Delves knight. Recognisance for 40Z., to 
Westminster, be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in Salop. 

April 25. William Porkleye to John duke of Lancastre. Recognisance for 
Westminster. 40/., to be levied etc. in Warwicksliire and Leycestershire. 

April 27. Nicholas Dye of Lodelowe to Hugh Cheyne. Recognisance for 
Westminster. 40L, to be levied etc. in Salop. 

April 26. John Floure of Charlbury to Nicholas de Spaigne clerk. Recog- 
Westminstor. nisancc for 14 marks, to be levied etc. in Oxfordshire. 

April 28. Robert Russel of AA'orcestershire to Walter Huwet knight. Recog- 
Westminster. nisance for 60/. pay able b}' instalments, to be levied etc. in Worcestershire. 

April 29. John de Estbury the elder and John de Estbury the younger of 
Westminster. Berkshire to John Pecche citizen and draper of London. Joint and 
several recognisance for 400/., to be levied etc. in Berkshire. 
Cancelled on 'payment. 

Indenture of defeasance of the foregoing recognisance, upon 
condition that John de Estbury the elder and Jolm de Estbury the 
younger or one of them pay to John Pecche citizen and draper of 
London or his executors in tlie church of St. Paul London 200/., namely 
100/. in the octaves of Trinitj' and 100/. in the octaves of INIiehaelmas 
next. Dated London, 28 Apiil 43 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment by the parties in the cliancery at 
London, 29 April. 



43 EDWARD III. 81 



1369. Membrane 26rf — cont. 

Cliarter of John Peoolie citizen and draper of London, granting to 
Nicholas de Taniworth knight, John dc Hlebury (;lork, Jolin de 
Chetwode, Robert de Chilton chaplains and Xictholas de Braille and to 
the heirs and assigns of the said cliaplains, his manor of Chepyng 
Lanibonrne witli houses, gardens, meadows, feedings, pastures, woods, 
knights' fees, homages, rents and services of free tenants and neifs, 
pleas, perquisites of courts, fairs, the market and hundred, tolls, 
commodities, liberties and customs thereto belonging as fully as he 
the said John l*ecc]\c had the same by grant of Thomas de Grandisono 
knight. Witnesses : Thomas Tirel, Tliomas Langford knights, John 
James, John Rothewell, Thomas Tcmese, John \Valdene, Robert 
James, John de Herdecote. Dated London, 27 April 43 Edward III. 

Writing of John Pecche citizen and draper of London, being a quit- 
claim to Nicholas de Tamworth knight, John de Blebury clerk, John 
de Chetwode, Robert de Chilton chaplains and Nicholas de Braille, 
and to the lieirs and assigns of the said chaplains, of the manor of 
Chepynglambourne late of Thomas de Grandisono knight. Witnesses : 
Thomas de Langford, Thomas de Besiles knights, John de Rothewell, 
John de Waldene, John Crook, Geoffrey de Wegenholte. Dated 
Estbury, 28 April 43 Edward III. 

Memorandnm of acknowledgment of the foregoing charter and 
writing at London, 29 April. 

April 30. Fulk de Horwode to John Delves knight. Recognisance for 
Westminster. 896/. lis. Sd., to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in the city of London. 

Cancelled on payment, acknowledged by Thomas de Bedenhale and 
John Scolehalle executors of the said John Delves. 

Memorandum that the chancellor with his own hand cancelled this 
recognisance, 26 October this year. 

Indenture of accord made between Sir John Boyvyle and Roger 
Perewychc, in presence of Richard de Ravensere archdeacon of 
Lincoln, Master William de Askeby archdeacon of Norhampton, Sir 
William de Fyncheden the king's justice and Sir Henry Snayth his ward- 
rober. in regard to a writ of ravishment of ward concerning Amy 
daughter and heir of Sir Thomas Mallesores, and a writ of ejectment of 
ward concerning the manor of Lobenham sued by the said Sir John 
against the said Roger, witnessing that Roger having made recompense to 
Sir John for the said ravisliment and ejectment, and Sir John to the 
said Roger and to the said Amy now his wife for waste alleged to 
have been by him made in the said manor while in his hand in name 
of wardship, Sir John releases to the said Roger all such actions as 
aforesaid and all actions by reason of the said heir's nonage, or actions 
of trespass, debt, account, covenant and arrears of rent to this date, 
saving always to him and his heirs the seignory and services to them 
due for the said manor ; and the said Roger, for himself and his said wife, 
releases to the said John all actions for waste, trespass, debt, account 
and covenant. Dated Westminster, Saturday after St. George 43 
Edward III. French. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment by the parties at Westminster, 
28 April. 

Writing of Thomas de Grandissono knight, being a quitclaim with 
warranty to Jolin Isle, John Idelegh, Nicholas Bakere of Pekham, 

cu 



82 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1369. Membrane 2Gd — cont. 

Alan de Chelescombe, Jolm Bakere of Stanstede, Ricliard de North- 
wych, John Henteleye clerk and Geoilrey Waldene, their heirs and 
assigns, of the manor of Kemesyng and la Sele, the advowson thereof 
excepted. Dated 2 A\n'il 43 Edward IIL 
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 6 May. 

Membrane 25d. 

Writing of WiUiam Stawell, being a quitclaim to John de Foxlee 
knight, John l^lebury clerk, Adam de Hertyndon clerk and Roger 
Dore, their heirs and assigns, of all the lands, rents and services in 
Gatesden, Ivynghoo and Edesburgh cos. Hertford, Bedford and 
Bukingham lately of John de Gatesden knight. Witnesses : Henry 
Percehay, Walter Perlee, Thomas Austyn, Michael Skyllyng, William 
Guldeford. Dated Saturday before St. Philip and St. James 43 
Edward III. 

Writing of William Stawell, being a like quitclaim to John de Foxle 
knight, Jolm Blebury clerk, Adam Hertyndon clerk and Roger Dore. 
Witnesses and date {as the last). 

Memorandum of acknowledgment of the foregoing writings, 29 April. 

May 1. Jolm Brice of Little Jememuth, Thomas Rose of Becles and Henry 

Westminster, de Jernemuth of Blundeston to Mary de Sancto Paulo countess of 
Pembroke. Joint and several recognisance for 200/., to be levied, 
in default of payment, of their lands and chattels in Suffolk. 

Charter of Thomas le Ingleys of Newenham, giving with warranty 
to John de Qwernby clerk and Edmund Giffard, their heirs and assigns, 
all the lands in Rutherfeld Pipard called Coufold and Beresorchard 
sometime of Edmund Waleys, and lands called Shergrovesfeld, which 
lands with gardens, woods, meadows, feedings, pastures, common of 
pasture, common of estover of the wood, hays, hedges, ditches etc. 
thereto belonging were sometime held by Geoffrey de Alueton in his 
life time. Witnesses : Sir John de Grey, Sir Thomas de Blount 
knights, Edmund Rose, William Catour of Redyng, William Wakeman, 
Thomas Tours, Robert Padenhale. Dated Rutherfeld, the feast of 
St. Phihp and St. James 43 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 5 May. 

Writing of John Vyncent ' mercere,' being a receipt and acquittance 
to Walter de Kelby of Lincoln for 4L to him due by bond. Dated 
Lincoln, 20 March 43 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 6 May. 

May 6. Katherine who was wife of Reynold de Ferers to Robert CruUe. 

Westminster. Recognisance for 40/., to be levied, in default of payment, of her lands 
and chattels in Kent. 

Charter of Katherine who was wife of Reynold de Ferers, giving with 
warranty to Martin de Ferers, Thomas Halsbury and Peter Silverlok, 
their heirs and assigns, all her messuages and lands in Milton, Horswill, 
Sutton and Burlegh and elsewhere in Devon, and granting them 
with like warranty all the rents and services of Robert Fairfot, 
1 Stephen Bers, Henry Hyndeston, Agnes Smale, Thomas Rou and Joan 

liis wife, Stephen Lakyng, Walter Dokham, John Tosere, Robert 



43 EDWARD III. 83 



1360. Membrane 25<f — cont. 

Aishman, Henry Clerk and Idonea his wife, John l^orlc^h, Richard 
('ri.sj)yn, and SU^phen atte Porcho her freeholders, and those which 
John (libha and Mabel his wife, William Fort, John Hunte, Stephen 
atte Porche, Richard Crispyn and Rofrei- Ropa used to pay her for divers 
lands held of her in severalty for their lives in Milton and Horswill, 
together with the reversions of those tenements when they shall fall in, 
and all other rents and services in Devon of her tenants in fee, for 
life and for a term of years with the reversions whatsoever to her 
j)ertaining. Witnesses : John de Chevereston, William de Botreaux, 
John de Ferrers, John Daumarle knights, Thomas de Courtenay, 
Richard Underliull, Robert Hull. Dated Milton, Thursday before 
St. George 43 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 6 May. 

Charter of Thomas de Seynt Manefu, giving with warranty to 
William de Wykeham bishop of Wincliester, his heirs and assigns, after 
the end of a term of 40 years, all his lands in the town of Chirchokle, 
in the parish of Wotton co. Suthampton and the hundred of Chittle, 
which he the said Thomas by writing indented, made on Friday after 
Corpus Christi 36 Edward III, demised for that term to Philip de 
Popham, his lieirs and assigns, at a rent of 6 marks a year payable at 
the Exaltation of Holy Cross and at St. Gregory by even portions, and 
giving to the said bishop the said rent until the term aforesaid. 
Witnesses : Lawrence Seint Mart}^, Bernard Brocas, Peter de Brugges, 
John de Waltham clerk. Dated London, 4 May 43 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, G May. 

May 6. Thomas Dastyn, son of Walter Dastyn knight {militis). to Walter 

Westminster. Huwet knight. Recognisance for 50/.. to be levied, in default of 
payment, of his lands and chattels in Gloucestershire. 

May 8. Geoffrey Culpepir to John Shank, Jordan de Bladyndon, Robert 

Westminster. Bamun, John Overey, Thomas Swere, Geoffrey atte Cotene, John 
Vyel, John Pykot and Thomas atte Wyne. Recognisance for 40?., to 
be levied etc. in Kent. 

May 8. Walter Mounde of Walyngton to Richard de Wyddene citizen of 

Westminster. London. Recognisance for IG/., to be levied etc. in Surrey. 

Membrane 24rf. 

April 6. To W. archbishop of Canterbury. Summons to a parliament to be 

Westminster, holden at Westminster in the octaves of Trinity next, directing him to 

warn the prior and chapter of Christ Church Canterbury, the archdeacons 

and the clergy of his diocese to attend, the said prior and archdeacons 

in person, the chapter by one proctor and the clergy by two. 

By K. and C. 
The like to John archbishop of York, Thomas bishop of Durham, 
and sixteen other bishops, of whom the bishops of LlandafT, Bangor 
and St. Asaph are not named. 

[Rep. on Dignity of a Peer, iv. 644.] 

To the abbot of Glastonbury. Summons to the said parliament. 

By K. and C. 



84 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1300. 



Membrane 24fl — cont. 



The like to tlie abbot of St. Augustine Canterbury and 21 other 
abbots, tlie prior of St. John of Jerusalem in England, and the prior of 
Coventre. 

[Ibid.] 

To John duke of Lancastre the king's son. Summons to the said 
parliament. By K. and C. 

The like to Richard earl of Arundell and nine other earls, John 
de Neville of Raby and 34 others. 

[Ibid. p. 645.] * 

To the sheriff of Kent. Order to cause two knights of the shire, two 
citizens of every city, and two burgesses of every borough therein to 
be elected and come to the said parliament. By K. and C. 

The like to singular the sheriffs throughout England. 

[Ibid. p. 646.1 

To Ralph Spigurnell constable of Dovorre castle and warden of the 
Cinque Ports, or to his lieutenant. Order to cause two barons of every 
port to be elected and come to the said parliament. By K. and C. 

[Ibid.] 

To John Kny vet. Summons to the said parliament. ByK.andC 

The like to Robert de Thorp and seven others. 

[Ibid.] 

Writing of Thomas Chambernoun lord of Modbury, being a grant, 
surrender and quitclaim to Richard Chambernoun his son, the heirs 
and assigns of tlie said Richard, of all his lands, rents and services 
in Worthynton co. Leycester, in Estcoton by Gildesburgh co. Nor- 
hampton, and in Coumbe Real and Portesmouth co. Devon, which 
he the said Thomas had for life of the said Richard's heritage by the 
courtesy of England after the death of Eleanor his wife. Witnesses : 
Sir Thomas de Asteleye, Richard de Hethnll, John Boyville knights, 
Philip de Drayton, William Merther. Dated Westminster, 25 April 
43 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 25 April. 

Writing of Thomas Marny parson of Tappelowe, granting to Nicholas 
de Brakele for his good service a pension of 13s. 4rf. to be taken year 
by year during his life at Easter at London of the said parson and 
his executors ; and bond for payment thereof. Dated London, 20 April 
43 Edward III. French. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 25 April. 

May 2. Gerard son of John Salvayn of Herswell knight to John son of 

Westminster. Geoffrey de Wandesford, Adam de Hedelay parson of Bolton Percy, 

John Bret, Ralph Lund and John parson of Herswell. Recognisance 

for 200Z., to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 

in Yorkshire. 



May 5. Guy de Briene knight, John Seys clerk and John Bakwelle to 

Westminster. Thomas de Grandissono knight. Recognisance for 2,000Z., to be 
levied etc. in Somerset. 



43 EDWARD III. 



85 



1369. 



Membrane 24d — cont. 



Thomas de Grandissono knight to Guy de Bryene knight, John 
Seys clerk and John Bakwelle. Recognisance for 2,000/., to be 
levied etc. in Somerset. 



April 21. Adam de Chesterfeld clerk is nominated to the abbot and convent 

Westminster, of Selby for a pension wlierein the said abbot by reason of his new 

creation is bound to one of the king's clerks at the king's nomination. 

By K. 

March 20. William Gamboun the king's Serjeant is sent to the prior and con- 

Rothorliitho. vent of St. Oswald, to take such maintenance for life in that house 

as John Styrop deceased had at the king's request. By p.s. [27786.] 

Membrane 2M. 

Writing of John son of Richard de Bagingdene, being a quitclaim 
with warranty to Thomas de Newenham clerk, his heirs and assigns, 
of all the lands, reversions and services of tenants which were of his said 
father in the towns of Shotryth, Bruggeton, Ruyneclifford, Stratford 
upon Avene and elsewhere in the county of Warrewik. Witnesses : 
William de Catesby, John de Catesby, Nicholas Michel of Coventre, 
William de Burton, Henry Edyngton. Dated London, the eve of 
the Assumption 42 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 30 April this year. 

Charter of Robert Corby, son and heir of Robert Corby, giving 
with warranty to Robert Beverage, Thomas Sewale and Sir Philip 
de Wrattyng clerk, their heirs and assigns, all the lands, rents and 
services etc. sometime of Jolm de Bregham in West Wrattyng, Weston 
Colville, Wikeham and Strettele which, with a manor in Swafham 
Priour sometime of the said John, his said father lately had of the 
king's grant. Witnesses : John de Burgh knight, William Beverage, 
John de Wode, Thomas Payn of Balsham, Thomas atte Boure, Adam 
Kailly, Robert Howessone. Dated Wrattyng, 30 April 43 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 2 May. 

Writing of Nicholas de Frendesbury, one of the executors of William 
Eme of Clyve the elder, being a release of all actions real and personal 
against John de Bisshopeston, John de Massyngham, John de Burton 
and John Swale, and acknowledgment that they have recompensed 
him for all the testator's goods and chattels by them taken, driven 
or carried away out of the possession of the executors or of any other 
in Kent or elsewhere. Dated London, 10 February 38 Edward III. 
French. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 6 May this year. 



Writing of Thomas de Grauntson knight and Geoffrey Waldene, 
granting to G\iy de Briene knight, his heirs and assigns, a yeaily rent 
of 40?. to be taken of the manor of Kestane co. Kent at Michaelmas and 
Easter by even portions, with power to distrain for arrears ; and they 
have delivered to him Id. in name of seisin thereof. Dated 
Wednesday after St. Valentine 42 Edward III. 

Memorandiim of acknowledgment by Thomas de Grauntson, 9 May 
this year. 



8G 



CALKNDAl^ OF CLOSK KOLLS. 



l;iGJ). Membrane 23d — amt. 

Writing indented of Williiun dt; Botriaux kniglit, giving with 
warranty to Master Stephen Pem]>el dean of Welles, Henry Pcreeiiay, 
^Valter de C'loi)ton, John Tremayn, Walter Hethenham parson of 
I'okulchurche, Peter Crogov parson of Landewynnek, John de 
Cliageford parson of Northcadebury and Henry Nanfan for their 
lives the towns of Lananta and liotriauxeastel, the manors of Botylet, 
Penhel, Crakhamton, Trewatlienant, Worthcvale, Jioswythgy, Trene- 
thow, Tiewarnayl and Lugans co. Cornwall and of Langeford and 
Mollond Jiotriaux eo. Devon, with tlie knights' fees, advowsons, 
reversions, rents, serviees, liberties, free customs etc. thereto belonging. 
Witnesses : Sir Guy de Briene, Sir Walter Bluet, Sir John Prideau.K 
knights, John Dabernoun, John Boeville, Richard Chambernoun, 
John Gerleston. Dated 10 May 43 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 12 May. 

May 10. AN^alter de Pedewardyn knight to Robert la Souche. Recognisance 

Westminster, for 40/., to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in the county of Suthampton. 

Robert la Souche to Walter de Pedewardyn knight. Recognisance 
for 80 marks, to be levied etc. in the county of Suthampton. 

April 13. William de Nessefeld to William bishop of Winchester. Recognisance 
Westminster, for 200/., to be levied etc. in Yorkshire. 

Memorandum that Richard de Ravensere clerk took this recog- 
nisance by the king's writ of dedimus potestatem, which is on the 
file for this year. 

Membrane 22d. 

To the sheriff of York. Order to cause a regard to be made in the 
forest of Pekerynglith according to the form of the capitula following, 
so that it be done before the Nativity of the Virgin Mary next. 

Capitula. 

Beatrice who was the wife of Thomas de Breouse knight to John 
Payn citizen and armourer of London. Recognisance for 100/. 
payable by instalments, to be levied, in default of payment, of her 
lands and chattels in Sussex. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Indenture made at London, 15 May 43 Edward III, between Beatrice 
who was the wiie of Thomas de Breouse knight and John Payn citizen 
and armourer of London, being a defeasance of the foregoing recog- 
nisance, upon condition that the said Beati-ice, her heirs or executors, 
shall pay to tlie said John, his heirs or executors, in the church of 
St. Paul London 10 marks at the quinzaine of Midsummer next, 
10/. at the quinzaine of Easter next, 10/. at the quinzaine of 
Michaelmas next {sic), and so from year to year until 100 marks be 
fully paid, the said John covenanting that a sufficient acquittance 
shall be given for every payment. French. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment by the said John Payn, 16 May. 

May 8. To the sheriff of Essex. Order to stay altogether the execution of 

the king's writ ordering him to cause Richard Hermar of London to 

appear in person before him, and compel the said Richard to find 



May 1. 

Westminster. 



May 14. 

Westminster. 



43 EDWARD III. 



87 



1309. Membrane 22d—cont. 

security that lie will not cause nor procure hurt nor liarni to tlie person 
of Thomas Belhous of Alvethele, not troubUng the said Richard by 
reason of that writ ; as the same was lately issued at the suit of the 
said Thomas, alleging that the said Richard had threatened him ; 
but William de Kent, Richard Norburgh, Simon Hadle and Wilham 
de Bostone of London appealing in person in chancery have 
mainperned for the said Richard to the effect aforesaid under a pain 
of 20^. 

The following have like writs of supersedeas : 
April 16. Hertfordshire. William parson of Lynlee, John Kylbeef, John 

Westminster. Kelyng and William Bekenesfeld, threatened by John Wardc 

of Lynlee ; mainpernors, Thomas Whatton and Robert Fletwell 
of Hertfordshire, under a pain of 20/. 

May 8. Norhamptonshire. Richard parson of Little Billyng, threatened 

Westminster. by William S\Aayn of Great Billyng the younger, John Laurence 

of Pisford, John Siwell of Pisford, Simon Flemyng, Nicholas 
Webstere of Great Billyng, Henry Jonson, Simon atte Well of 
Abyndon, William Yonge of Sprotton, William Magotes, William 
Bettelowe, Alfred Abovethewell, John Cherl and William 
Mason of Great Shillyng ; mainpernors Robert de Isham, 
John Caruaill, Richard Pyel, and William Lodebroke of 
Norhamptonshire, under a pain of 20/. 

May 25. Ingelram de Coucy earl of Bedeford to the king. Recognisance 

Westminster, for 4,000 marks payable by instalments ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of his lands and chattels in Bedfordshire. 

Memorandum that by writ of privy seal [29300], dated 22 August in 
the 46th year of his reign, the king certified John Knyvet the chancellor 
that the said 4,000 marks were paid in his chamber, commanding the 
said chancellor to cancel the recognisance for the same made and eyirolled 
in chancery, wherefore this recognisance is cancelled. The said writ 
is on the file among writs of privy seal of the 46th year. 

May 30. John Pusye to Richard de Ravenser clerk. Recognisance for 20/., 

Westminster, to be levied etc. in Bukinghamshire. 



Membrane 2ld. 

Writing of Robert de Claveryng the elder, granting with warranty 
to Hugh de Westwyk clerk. Thomas de Brandon chaplain and John 
the chaplain of the Forde, their heirs and assigns, a yearly rent of 
40/. issuing from his manor of Calule co. Northumberland, to be taken 
at ^^'hitsuntide and Martinmas by even portions, with power to distrain 
for arrears. Dated Calule, Monday after Ascension day 43 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 1 June. 

June 2. John Lercedekne knight of Cornwall to Peter abbot of Abyndon, 

Westminster. John Seymour and Robert Tresilian. Recognisrnce for 80 marks, 

to be levied, in default of paj-ment, of his lands and chattels in Corm\ all. 

June 2. To the sheriff of Suthampton. Order on sight of these presents to 

Westminster, cause proclamation to be made, that no foreigner or jirivy person shall 

under pain of forfeiture thereof expose any cloths for sale until the 

subsidy thereon be paid and the cloths sealed with the seal appointed 



88 CALKNDAR 0¥ CLOSE ROLLS. 



13()!\ Mirnf)r:ine 2ld—ront. 

for the purpose, tliat no drapers or clothmakers shall deliver any 
cloths out of their keepinj^, nor suffer tlie same to pass out of their 
hands until the subsidy be paid and the cloths sealed as aforesaid, 
and that all and singular the mayors and bailiffs, the king's ministers 
and otliers of that county within liberties and without shall under 
pain of forfeiture be herein obedient and intendant to the mayor and 
bailiffs of Winchester and to their deputies in all things to them 
pertaining, and himself to take by indenture of the said mayor and 
bailiffs or their deputies and of every one of them all cloths which they 
shall take as forfeit and deliver to him, handing again one moiety 
thereof to them, and making answer at the exchequer for the other 
moiety of sucli forfeitures ; as lately in aid of enclosing the city of 
Winchester with walls, these being in part ruinous and in divers places 
threatening to fall it is said, the king by letters patent granted to the 
mayor ana bailiffs and to the commonalty of the said city all the 
subsidy upon cloths for sale in that county within liberties and without 
to him lately granted for the remission by him made at the request 
of his people of the forfeiture of the alnage of cloth, to be taken and 
collected by those wliom they should depute from Michaelmas last 
for five years according to the statute and as collected by John 
Mottesfunt who had the same by commission of the king, together 
with a moiety of all forfeitures to the king pertaining according to the 
statute, which the king [has given] them by the hands of the sheriff 
for their pains in searching for forfeitures, willing that the same shall be 
delivered by indenture to the sheriff, and that answer be by him made 
to the king for the other moiety, without rendering aught to the king 
for the subsidy or for the moiety of the forfeitures ; and now on 
behalf of the said mayor and bailiffs the king is informed that great 
number of merchants and others have heretofore caused and do 
daily cause their cloths to be sealed with false seals and counterfeit 
and not with the seal appointed, to the king's great loss ; and whereas 
in the grant of the said subsidy it is contained that all cloths exposed 
for sale before being sealed with the seal of the collection thereof 
shall be forfeit to the king, it is his will that all cloths sealed with the 
true seals of the collectors shall be held for cloths lawfully customed 
and sealed, and nought shall henceforward be demanded or paid upon 
them for such subsidy, and that all other sealed with false seals and 
counterfeit shall when exposed for sale be forfeited and by the collectors 
or by their deputies taken into the king's hand. By K. 

[Fcsdera.] 

June 3. Thomas de Bobwyth clerk and Henry his brother to Wilham de 

Westminster. Mirfeld clerk. Recognisance for 201., to be levied, in default of 
payment, of their lands and chattels in Yorksliire. 
Cancelled on payment. 

June 5. Henry Tydynge parson of Estbradenham to Simon Fymmar vicar 

Westminster, of Estderham. Recognisance for 10/., to be levied etc. in Norffolk. 

Writing of Edward de Mounteneye, son of John de Mounteneye, 
being a grant and quitclaim with warranty to Richard de Salyngg 
citizen of London, his heirs and assigns, of all the lands which he the 
said Richard has in Stanford Reyners and Kelwedon co. Essex. 
Witnesses : Sir John Pykbrigge knight, Su Gilbert de Stanford knight, 



43 EI)\VA1M> 111. 89 



1360. Membrane 21 d — cont. 

Jolin de Bampton, Roger Gcrmayn, Ralph Asselyne, John Olyvc, John 
atte IJiigge. Dated Stanford Royncrs, Sunday after St. Edmund 
King and Martyr 41 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 6 June this year. 

Writing of William son and heir of John de Bcnyngton, giving 
to Master Richard de Salyngg mason citizen of London and to Jolm 
Hanekyn citizen of London, their heirs and a.ssififns, a yearly rent 
of 10 marks to be taken at Michaelmas of all his lands in Springfeld 
and Borham, with power to distrain for arrears in the said lands 
to whose hands soev'^er they shall come, and in all other his lands in 
Essex which he has in demesne, which others hold of him, or the 
reversion whereof pertains to him or his heirs after the same shall 
fall in. Witnesses : Hugh de Badewe knight, Edmund Waryner, 
Simon de la Boterye, William Prentys, Robert Bakere. Dated 
Chelmersford co. Essex, Friday before St. Barnabas 43 Edward IIL 

Memorandnm of acknowledgment, 6 June. 

Charter of John Billyng, giving with warranty to -Lewis bishop of 
Hereford, William de Cherleton, Thomas de Bysshebury and Adam 
Esegar, the heirs and assigns of the said bi.shop, one acre of land in 
\\'estbury by Newenham. namely of the land which he the said John 
purchased of Elizabeth one of the daughters and heirs of Nicholas 
Gamage, and a third part of a third part of the advowson of \Vestbury 
church, namely all that part which he the .said John purchased of 
the said Elizabeth. Dated Westbury. Tuesday in Whitsun week 
43 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 6 June. 

June 8. John abbot of Torre, for himself and the convent, to Matthew 

Westminster, de Clyvedon. Recognisance for 1,000/., to be levied, in default of 
payment, of their lands and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in Devon. 
Cancelled on payment. 

Membrane 20d. 

Indenture made between the king and John Claver of Bury, being 
a lease to farm for three years from 8 May last of the subsidy upon cloths 
for sale in Norflfolk and Suffolk lately granted to the king by the lords 
and commons of the realm for release of the forfeiture of alnage there- 
upon laid of old time, to wit 'id. the cloth of assize without grain, 
Gd. the cloth of assize of ' scarlet,' 5(7. the cloth of assize of half grain, 
the moiety thereof for every half cloth, and in proportion for every 
cloth exceeding the half cloth of assize by 3 ells or more wliich is not 
a whole cloth, and for one exceeding a whole cloth of assize by 3 ells 
or more, rendering to the king 30/. a year at Michaelmas and Easter 
by even portions. Covenant by the king that in case the said subsidy 
or any parcel thereof shall cease dming the said term by order of the 
king or council, the lessee, his deputies and heirs, shall be quit toward 
the king of the farm from the time it shall first cease ; that they shall 
be quit toward him in time to come of all impeachments touching the 
collection and administration of the said subsidy, saving to every 
man his action for extortion or excess by the farmer committed ; 
that they shall not be compelled to render account to the king of the 
said subsidy, but only to answer for the said yearly farm ; that they 
shall have licence at their pleasure without impeachment of the king 



90 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



13()9. Membrane 20d — cont. 

or his initiisters in time to conic to let the subsidy to farm in gross 
or by patcels to any w ho will take it ; that whereas in the statute 
it is contained tliat all manner of cloths exposed for sale before being 
sealed with the seal appointed for the purpose shall be forfeit to the 
king, the farmer and his deputies shall be bound to deliver by indenture 
to the sheriff of the county where they shall be found all cloths found 
so forfeit, and the sheriff shall answer for them upon his account, so 
that the farmer and liis deputies shall thereby be discharged of render- 
ing account, provided alw ays that such forfeitures in the said counties 
shall remain to the king ; that in case the farmer shall have occasion 
to sue any man for any matter concerning his farm, the king will lay 
to his hand and will be a party in aid of the farmer ; that commissions 
shall be made to particular persons at the farmer's nomination to 
make inquisition in the said counties at what towns and places cloth 
is made, and every maker thereof shall be forbidden on pain of for- 
feiture to suffer any cloth to pass out of his keeping until sealed with 
the seal appointed for the purpose ; tliat from Michaelmas forward 
the seals which serve this office shall be new made by advice of the 
council and of the farmers [sic), and the seals now in use shall be 
given up and put in the treasury to avoid hurt which might happen 
to the farmer during the said term ; that in case after the said term 
the subsidy sliall be further let to farm and the said John will take 
it, he shall have the preference over any other for the sum that others 
will give without fraud or covin. Dated Westminster, 12 May 43 
Edward III. French. By bill of the treasurer. 

Memorandum of a mainprise for the said farmer by Nicholas Bures, 
Thomas Ewell and Edward de Naunton of Suffolk, to answer to the 
king for the said farm in case of his default. 

Like indentures are made between the king and the following 
persons : 

Essex and Hertfordshire. Thomas de Lacford for three years 

from Michaelmas last rendering 221. a year ; and the said 

Thomas shall have to his own use all forfeitures. Dated 

Westminster, 8 October. Mainpernors : William Hor,scroft of 

London " pelter ' and Thomas de Lacford of London ' pelter.' 

French. 

City and suburbs of London and Middlesex. Richard Baret 

for three years from Michaelmas last rendering 100 marks a 

year, and taking the moiety of forfeitures. Dated Westminster, 

8 October. French. 

WarAvickshire, Leycestershii'e, Staffordshire and Salop. John Ray of 

Coventre for three years from Michaelmas last rendering 50 

marks a year, and taking the third part of forfeitures. Dated 

\^'estminster, 8 October. Freyich. By bill of the treasurer. 

Herefordshire. William Leyghton of Hereford for seven years 

from Micliaelmas last rendering 4L a year and taking the third 

part of all forfeitures. Dated Westminster, 10 December. 

French. By bill of the treasurer. 

Mainprise before the treasurer of Walter Thurgrym and William 

de Telyngton of Herefordshire for the said farmer. 



Charter of Roger de Bello Campo knight, Wilham de Sandford clerk 
and Andrew de Wauton, granting to John de Blankmouster knight and 
Margaret his wife and to the heirs of their bodies the manors of 
Wyghhale, Esdik, Bisshopeshill and Edlyngton co. York, Bienamee, 



43 EDUAKI) ill. 91 



1309. Membrane 20rf — cont. 

Stratton, Seintemaru'wyk, the advowson of Sfiiiteiiuiricwik, Swancote 
and the whole isle of vSully eo. Cornwall, and ail lands, rents, and 
services of free men and neifs, all knights' fees, lordships, liberties, 
escheats, wards, r('li(>fs, marria;;es, profits etc. as fully as the grantors 
liad the same of the gift and feolfmentof tlie said John, with remainder, 
if the said .John and Margaret die witliout sucli heirs, to John de 
Bhmkinouster knight, his licirs and assigns. Witnesses : John hisliop 
of Lincoln, Thomas earl of Warrewyk, John de Bdllo C'ampo, Walter 
Penhargarth, Robert Kos knights, Robert Tresilian, William Fairfax. 
Dated London, 4 May 43 Edward IIL 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 11 June. 

Writing of John Royston and Thomas de Abberton, being a bond to 
Thomas de Hesj'lden in 100/. payable at London at Michaelmas next. 
Dated London, 10 June 43 PMward 111. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment at London, 11 June. 

Membrane 19f/. 

April 26, To the mayor and sheriffs of London. Order at tlieir peril to cause 
Westminster, proclamation to be made forbidding any man of whatsoever con- 
dition under pain of forfeiture to do anything by deed or word tending 
to offence or insult towards the hostages of the realm of France 
dwelling in the city of London for John late king of France the king's 
prisoner, their household or servants, to threaten or molest them, or 
to do violence or hurt to them in body or goods ; and if after the 
proclamation they shall find any so doing, to cause them to be 
arrested and imprisoned until the king shall take other order for their 
punishment. By K. and C. 

[Fmdera.} 

May 10. To the mayor and slieriffs of London. Order to cause proclamation 

Westminster, to be made in the city and suburbs of London on the king's behalf 
forbidding any man of whatsoever craft or condition under pain of for- 
feiture to inflict hurt or insult upon the men and merchants of Flanders 
and Lumbardy in their persons or property, or to do anything tending 
thereto, and if after the proclamation thej' shall find any so doing, 
to take and imprison them until further order ; as the king has heard 
by frequent report of several that evil and insult is by the people 
of the said city daily inflicted on the said men and merchants dwelling 
there and coming tliither, to his shame and offence ; and the}' are come 
for the advantage of the realm according to proclamation made on 
the king's behalf, wherefore they trusted to be safe from ill usage, 
and the king has taken them under his special protection. By K. 
[Ibid.] 

Assignment of dower to Joan who was w ife of John Lely the younger 
tenant in chief, made at Carleton by John Scotherskelf escheator in 
Yorkshire 10 November 41 Edward III, in the presence of John son 
of Walter de Carleton. John Taillour, John del Law e, Thomas son of 
William of the same. First in the capital messuage of her said husband 
in Carleton one grange with all the garden which extends from the 
hall towards a croft of the said messuage lying by the public lane of 
the town of Carleton towards the north as appears by bounds there, 
and a house with a chamber built opposite the haU towards the south 



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1301). 



Membrane \9d — cont. 



without the garden adjoining ; in another messuage called the 
' Marschall Place ' the smaller grange there built, with a third 
part of all the garden next adjacent as appears by metes and 
bounds ; in the field of Carleton one whole several pasture called 
' Lelypasture ' containing 10 acres of land, one cultura of land 
there called ' Outinwych ' containing 3i acres, one called ' Lidyntak ' 
containing 3 acres, one called ' Mikylbaghham ' containing 4 acres, 
one called ' Litebaghham ' containinK 3 acres, one called ' Under- 
bagiiham ' containing 3 ac-res, and one called ' Perkyngarth ' 
containing 3 acres of land ; also one cultura of land there called 
' Havercroft ' containing (5 acres, to hold with free ingress and egress 
and with all appurtenances in the town and territory of Carleton. 

June 8. To Jolm Knyvet and his fellows, justices appointed to hold pleas 

before the king. Order, for particular causes, to stay until further 

order the pleas before tliem pending between the king and John 
de Acton monk of Bordesleye abbey, now abbot thereof it is said, 
concerning certain contempts and trespasses laid against the said 
abbot. 

May 9. To the justices of the Bench. Order to stay until further order the 

Westminster, making of further process for a contempt against Henry de Terbok by a 
writ before them pending at the king's suit ; as on behalf of the said 
Hem-y it is shewn the king that at his command the said Henry is about to 
sail with all speed to foreign parts for defence of the king's lands there, 
that he is [prosecuted] before the said justices for having haled William 
Carles and Emma his wife to a plea out of the realm touching many 
matters belonging to the king's cognisance, for making with others and 
procuring appeals, citations, instruments, processes etc. hurtful to the 
king and the crown, to the contempt and prejudice of the king and the 
destruction of the law and custom of the realm, and that by reason 
of his speedy departure he may not at present appear before the 
justices to answer touching that contempt, wherefore prayer is made 
to the king for [speedy succour], seeing that otherwise he must shortly 
be put out of the king's protection for not appearing before the said 
justices for that cause; and the king would not that any man should at 
his suit be damnified while absent on his service at his command. By C. 



Membrane 18c?. 

Charter of Jolm Paynell of Botheby by Billesfeld, giving with 
w^arranty to Sir Henry de Barton canon of the church of St. Peter York, 
Sir John de Botheby parson of Baynton, Sir John de Billesfeld parson of 
Botheby, Peter de Grimesby of Kyngeston upon Hull, Thomas de 
Botheby of Billesfeld and John de Brakenholm, their heirs and assigns, 
his manor and the advowson of Botheby co. Lincoln and all other his 
lands and rents in Estdepjnig, Brunne and Donyngton, Ingoldesby, 
Somerby, Paunton and Thorpe by Westby and elsewhere in the said 
county, his manor of Sproxton co. Leycester, all his lands in Skylyng- 
ton and elsewhere co. Lincoln, also his manor of Botilbrigge co. Hunting- 
don and all his lands in Lutryngton by Aberford co. York, with the 
services of free tenants and neifs, meadows, woods, ways, paths, 
marshes, fisheries, mills, feedings, pastures, lordships etc. Witnesses : 
William Marmyon, John Paynell of Knaptoft knights, Richard de 
Salteby, John de Welleby. WilUam de Wodforth, Lawrence Hauberk, 



43 EDWARD III. 



93 



1300. Memhrnne \Hd — cont. 

Jolin de PykwoU, Jolin de Harawdon, William de Raygat, William 
de fierlay. Dated i^otheby, Thursday Ix'foro Midsummer 40 Edward 111. 
Memorandum of aeknowledgment, 9 June this year. 

Charter of Walter Blount, giving with warianty to Godfrey Fol- 
jaunibe knight and Auiua his wife, the heirs and assigns of the said 
Godfrey, all the site of his manor of Haselwode and all buildings 
thereon within the moat and without, exoejjt the worser grange, a house 
called the ' deyrye ' and the garden adjoining, and except the great 
garden without the moat of the said manor, with free ingress and 
egress. Witnesses : John duk(; of Lancastre, William Croyser, Aldrcd 
Sulny, Edmund de Appelby, Robert de Twyford knights, John de la 
Pole. Dated Hasilwode, Saturday after A.scension day 43 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 9 June. 

June 8. Thomas de Abberton and John Roiston to Thomas de Hasilden. 

Westrninstor. Joint and several recognisance for 100/., to be levied, in default of 
payment, of their lands and chattels in Kent. 
Cancelled on payment. 

June 7. Bernard Brocas knight to Hugh Segrave. Recognisance for 80 

Westrninstor. marks, to be levied etc. in the county of Suthampton. 
Cancelled on payment. 

Writing of William de Sandford clerk, being a release and con- 
firmation to John de Blankmouster knight and Margaret his wife 
and to the heirs of their bodies, with remainder for lack of such an 
heir to the said John and liis heirs for ever quit of him the said William 
and his heirs, of the manors of Bienamee, Stratton, Seintemariewyk 
with the advowson of Seintemariewyk church, Swancote and the 
whole isle of Sully co. Cornwall, and all lands, rents and services of 
free men and neifs, with all kniglits' fees, lordships, liberties, escheats, 
wards, reliefs, marriages, profits etc. which he the said William, Roger de 
Bello Campo knight and Andrew de Wauton had of the gift and 
feoffment of the said John, the said John and Margaret being now in 
full and peaceful possession and seisin of the premises by virtue of 
a charter whereby they the said Roger, William and Andrew granted 
the same to them and to the heirs of their bodies with remainder as 
aforesaid. Witnesses : John bishop of Lincoln, Thomas earl of 
Warrewyk, John de Bello Campo, Robert de Thorp, William de 
Fyncheden knights, Robert Treszilian, William Worfton. Dated 
Westminster, 10 June 43 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 11 June. 

Memorandum that it was set forth in tlie present parliament holden 
at Westminster in the octaves of Trinity, namely 3 June this year, 
how that Charles son of John late king of France has broken the peace 
last made between the king and the said John, not onh- usurping the 
sovereignty and jurisdiction {resortum) which ought to pertain to the king 
of England and his heirs in the lands by the said peace delivered to 
him, but in warlike fashion with banners displayed by his men and 
power thrusting out the said king as well from his sovereignty and 
jurisdiction aforesaid as from his castles, towns and lands in the lord- 
ship of Ponthieu and from that whole lordship, and also from great 
number of other castles, cities and towns in divers other parts over 



04 



CALKNDAR OF ("LOSK ROLLS. 



1300. Membrane ISd — cont. 

sea, taking them to his own liands, oc(;upying and holding tlieni in 
liostile manner, and has caused divers fleets of ships and galleys to 
assemble with great power of armed men in divers parts over sea in 
order to invade the realm and overthrow the king and his dominion, 
of his malice making open war contrary to his oath and to the said 
peace ; and it was agreed by the prelates, lords and the commons of 
the counties of England in parliament assembled with the assent 
of the whole parliament that the king of England should again take 
the name of king of England and France as before the peace, should 
style himself king of England and France upon letters and seals, and 
henceforw ard use that name or style ; wherefore on Monday the 
feast of St. Barnabas, namely 11 June this year, the now king of 
England and France caused all his seals which were in his treasury 
as ^\•ell for the ruling of England as for the courts (placets) of either 
Bench and of the exchecjuer and for the office of the privy seal in the 
circumscription whereof is engraved Edwardus Rex Anglie et Francie 
or Francie et Anglie to come in the chancery at Westminster by William 
de Mulsho and Jolin de Newenham the chamberlains of his exchequer, 
and of them William bishop of Winchester the chancellor [took] two 
great seals either of them in two pieces on one of which is engraved 
Rex Anglie et Francie and on the otlier Rex Francie et Anglie, delivering 
one seal in two pieces to John Knyvet chief justice of the King's 
Bench for sealing writs of that court (placee), one other in two pieces 
to Robert de Thorp chief [justice] of the Common Bench, a third 
in two pieces to Master William de Askeby archdeacon of Norhampton 
chancellor of the exchequer, and another seal in one piece appointed 
for the office of privy seal to Peter de Lacy clerk of the privy seal, 
and handing again to the said chamberlains to be kept in the treasury 
the great seal in two pieces whereon is engraved Edwardus Rex Anglie 
dominus Hihernie et Aquitanie appointed for the ruling of England 
according to the said peace, and four other seals with the style 
Regis Anglie domini Hihernie et Aquitanie heretofore used for the 
courts of the two Benches and of the exchequer and for the office 
of the privy seal after the said peace. 

[Foedera. Rolls of Parliament, ii. App. 460.] 

June 15. Ralph de Hastyngges knight, William de Chetewynd knight and 

Westminster. Nicholas de Stayngreve parson of Thornton in Craven to John de 
Neville lord of Rab}^ Roger de Fulthoxp, Thomas de Hexham and 
William de Blakeden. Joint and several recognisance for 800 marks, to 
be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels in 
Yorkshire. 

Cancelled on payment^ acknowledged by the said John. 



Membrane lid. 

Writing of Robert de Marny knight, being a quitclaim with warranty 
to Robert de Burton now parson of Southwokendon and John de 
Shropham chaplain, tlieir heirs and assigns, of the 
of Leyre Marny, tlie advowson of the chantry of 
church, the manor of Ardernehall in Horndon, and 
lands, fees, homages, fealties, rents, services, liberties 
of free tenants and villeins in the towns of Leyre Marny, Horndon 
Great Wygebergh, Salcote Virly, Leyrebretoun. Tolshunte Knightes, 
Kelleveden, Great Braxted, Inneworth, Feryngg, Great Totham, 



whole manor 

Leyre Marny 

all other his 

and customs 



43 EDWARD III. 95 



18()9. Membrane lid — cont. 

Little Totham, Heohroggo, Falkcljorne and Little Lo(]rlies co. Essex 
without ext-eption, all w liicli the said Robert de Marny by eharter, 
dated Ley re Marney S April 41 Edward III, gave to Walter de Salcote 
parson of Great Horkesleye, the said Robert de Burton then parson 
of Wvkhain and the said John, their heirs and assigns, and after by 
a writing, dated South Wokendon 29 August 42 Edward III, the said 
Walter quitclaimed to the said Robert de Burton and John, their 
heirs and assigns, all his right in the premises. Dated South wokyndon, 
12 June 43 Edward IIL 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 13 June. 

Writing of Ralph de Crombwell kniglit lord of Tatershale co. Lincoln, 
giving with warranty to Richard de Chestrefeld clerk, Richard de 
Tyssynton clerk, AVilliam de Wakebrugge and John de la Pole of 
Assheburne, their heirs and assigns, the remainder after the death of 
Ulker the said Ralph's brother of the mnnor of Hokenale Torkard with 
all services of free and villein tenants, all reversions of tenants 
for life or years, and all other lands in the said town now held for 
life by the said Ulker with reversion to him the said Ralph. Witnesses : 
Sir Hugh de Huse knight, Roger de Mers. Lawrence Hauberk, William 
de Aderleye. Dated London, Thursday after St. Barnabas 43 
Edward IIL 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 15 June. 

Writing of Stephen de W^ndslade lord of Frome Braunche and 
of Faleyse, being a grant and quitclaim with warranty to John 
Panes of \Vyke, Thomasia his wife and the heirs and assigns of the 
said John, of all his estate in the manor and all the lands of Elme, and 
in Elme and the advowson thereof, saving to the said Stephen and his 
heirs the suit to the lumdred of Frome which he used heretofore to 
have. Witnesses : John de la Mare, Henry de Forde, Edmund Flory, 
John Pane of Prurigge, William Mountagu of Frome. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 16 June. 

June 19. William de Sancto Quintino knight to Richard de Ravenser clerk, 

Westminster. John de Ravenser clerk and Roger de Fulthorp. Recognisance for 
80Z., to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
Yorkshire. 

Charter of Thomas son of Alan of North Milford, giving with warranty 
to Robert son of Richard del Northalle of Ledes, his heirs and assigns, 
all the lands, rents and services in the town and territory of North 
Milford which descended by inheritance to him the said Thomas 
after the death of Alan his father. Witnesses : Robert de Saxton, 
William Bracebrig, John Levet, William de Mikelfeld, Thomas de 
Saxton. Dated Hillum by Abberford, Thursday after St. Barnabas 
43 Edward III. 

Writing of Thomas son of Alan of North Milford, being a letter 
of attorney to Thomas de Ledes and John Levet or one of them to 
deliver to Robert son of Richard del Northalle of Ledes seisin of all 
the lands of the said Thomas son of Alan in the town and territory 
of North Milford. Dated Hullum by Abberford, Saturday after St. 
Barnabas 43 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment of the foregoing charter and 
writing, 28 June. 



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Writing of John do Harleye, Rohert Hayle ' hoclior,' John Donelent 
and John do Ohdon clcik, being a bond to John do licdewardyn (;ierk 
in 200/. payable at Hereford on Micliaelnias day next. Dated 
Thursday the eve of St. Peter and St. Paul 43 Edward IlL 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 28 June. 

Membrane 16<i. 

July 5. Simon de Burgh, Richard Tewedre clerk and William Kerl to 

Wostininstor. Gilbert Champeney.s. Joint and .several recogni.sance for 4,000/., to 
be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels in Kent. 
Cancelled on 'payment. 

Charter of John Chipstede and John Walworth, giving to the king, 
his heirs and as.signs, to the use of the house of the order of friars 
preachers of Derteford by him new founded, 10 acres of land in 
Derteford. Dated Derteford, 10 June 43 Edward ILL 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 12 July. 

June 11. To the bailiffs and constable of the city of Hereford. Order to 

WostminHtor. cause proclamation to be made forbidding any citizen or inhabitant to 
pass out or absent himself etc. [as above, p. 28). 

Writing of Robert de Marny knight, giving to Robert de Burton 
parson of South Wokyndon and John de Schropham chaplain, their 
heirs and assigns, a yearly rent of 100 marks to be taken at Michael- 
mas and Easter by even portions of all his lands in Bukinghamshire, 
with power to distrain for arrears ; and he has this day delivered to 
them half a mark in name of seisin thereof. Dated South Wokyndon, 
4 July 43 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 7 July. 

July 12. Ebulo Roos to Benedict de Gresby clerk. Recognisance for 10 

Westminster, marks, to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
Lincolnshire. 

Indenture made between Simon de Burgh of the one part and 
Gilbert Chaumpeneys and Elizabeth his wife of the other part, witness- 
ing a gift to the said Gilbert and Elizabeth of tlie manor of Redmergge 
with the lands, mills, meadows, rents, services, woods, pastures and 
commodities in Rotherfeld, Wythyhamme, Gromenebrigge, Speld- 
hurst and Penshurst which the said Simon had of their gift, as appears 
by a fine levied between the parties in this quinzaine of St. John 
43 Edward III, to hold for their lives with reversion to the said Simon 
and his heirs. Covenants that the said Gilbert and Elizabeth shall 
not be impeached for any waste therein made, and for discharge of 
the said Gilbert's warranty to the said Simon and his heirs in the 
said fine contained saving warranty as against the said Elizabeth 
and her heirs to have and enjoy the premises at his will after the said 
Gilbert's death. Dated Westminster, Friday after the fourth day 
after the said quinzaine of St. John. French. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment by the parties, 14 July. 

Indenture made between Richard Tewedre clerk and William 
Kerl of the one part and Gilbert Chaumpeneys and Elizabeth his 
wife of the other part, witnessing a gift to the said Gilbert and 



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Elizabeth for their Hves, with remainder to the said Ricliard and 
William and to their heirs, of two messuages, a mill, 300 acres of 
land, 40 acres of meadow, 2(K) acres of pasture, 50 acres of wood, 
400 acres of marsh, 33s'. id. of rent, and a rent of one cock, 14 hens 
(gelyns), one lamb, one ' wcye ' 'Ahlh. of cheese in Frcndesbury, 
Sturreye, Hakynton, Upcherche, Halwesto by Upcherche, ' Seint 
Marie Paryssh ' and AlUiallows Halwesto in Hoo, which they the 
said Richard and William had by gift of the said Gilbert and Elizabeth 
contained in a fine levied between the parties in this qiiinzaine of 
St. John 43 Edward III. Covenants tliat the said Gilbert and 
Elizabeth shall not be impeached for any waste by them made in 
the premises, and for discharge of the said Gilbert's warranty to 
the said Richard and William and to their heirs in the said fine con- 
tained, saving warranty against the said Elizabetli and her heirs to 
have and enjoy the premises at their will after his death. Dated 
{as the last). French. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment by the parties, 14 July. 

Membrane I5d. 

Charter of Roger del Northalle of Ledes, giving with warranty 
to Sir Walter Power clerk, Richard del Gates chaplain and Thomas 
de Bameby parson of Heton, their heirs and assigns, his manor of 
Northalle of Ledes and all lands, rents and services whatsoever which 
he has or may have in Heton in Bradfordale, Shagh, Brytby, Cusworth, 
Burlay, Armelay, a\ ith all wards, reliefs, marriages, escheats, services 
of free tenants and neifs, meadows, woods, pastures etc. thereto 
belonging, ^^'itnesses : James de Raygate, Thomas Gra, John de 
Wad worth, John de \^niettelav. \\'illiam de Whettelay. Dated London, 
the feast of St. Peter and St. Paul 43 Edward III. 

Charter of Roger del Northalle of Ledes, granting with warranty 
to Sir Walter Power clerk, Richard de Gates chaplain and Thomas de 
Barneby parson of Heton, and to their heirs, the reversion of the 
manor of Okewell, now held for life by John de INIetham with reversion 
to the said Roger and his heirs. Witnesses and date {as the last). 

Memorandum of acknowledgment of the foregoing charters, 29 June. 

July 2. William Reynboud prior of St. Mary Lancastre to John de Ipre 

Westminster, knight, William de Horneby clerk, John de Lancastre clerk, William 

de Hexham and Richard de Wynkele. Recognisance for 500Z., to 

be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels and 

ecclesiastical goods in Lancashire. 

July 2. Andrew Pr^^k of Winchester to Maud de Burton. Recognisance for 

Westminster. 43 marks payable by instalments ; to be levied etc. of his lands and 
chattels in tlie county of Suthampton. 

Memorandum of defeasance, upon condition that the said Andrew 
pay 7 marks at Whitsuntide next, 7 marks at Whitsuntide following, 
and 7 marks 65. 8rf. at Whitsuntide following. 

Writing of Thomas son of Andrew de Walden of Essex, cousin and 
heir of Thomas de Caumbrigge, being a quitclaim to Adam Fraunceys 
and John Doget citizens of London of all the lands, rents and services 
in the town of Kensyngton co. Middlesex sometime of the said Thomas 
de Caumbrigge which the said Adam and John lately had by gift and 

OR 7 



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feoffment of Robert de Bassyngbourne and Maigaret his wife some- 
time wife of the said Tliomas de Caumbrigge for hfe of the 
said Margaret, and which ought after her death to descend to the 
said Thomas son of Andrew. Witnesses : W'ilham Halden, John 
Pyel, John Osekyn, Walter Frowyk, John Maryns. Dated London, 
Saturday after Midsummer 43 Edward IIL 
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 2 July. 

Charter of Roger de Northhalle of Ledes, giving with warranty to 
Sir Walter Power clerk, Richard Gates and Thomas de Barneby 
parson of Heton, their heirs and assigns, all lands, meadows and rents 
of the said Roger wliatsoever in tlie toA^Ti of Doncastre and Bentley, 
granting them also \\itli like warranty the reversion of two bovates 
of land in Sprotburgh by Doncastre now held for life by John de 
Metham with reversion to the said Roger and his heirs. Witnesses : 
James de Raygate, Jolm Power, John Frere of Doncastre, Gregory 
Vavasour, Richard de Clareburgh chaplain, Robert de Ledes. Dated 
London, the feast of St. Peter and St. Paul 1369. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 29 June. 

Writing indented of Roger Saperton, being a demise with warranty 
to Roger Northdon, his heirs and assigns, from tliis date to Michaelmas in 
September next and thenceforward for one year and 8 days, of his posses- 
sion of the Flete with the king's common place of pleas and the exchequer, 
to have the lessor's office there with the wages to be rendered to the 
said office from the sheriffs of London, the rents and services of all 
tenants in London and the suburb thereof to be rendered to the 
warden of the Flete, and all fees and profits of the said places arising 
and to the said warden pertaining, as well wages for keeping the 
palace as for tlie premises. Dated London, Friday after St. Peter 
and St. Paul 43 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 5 July. 

Charter of Valentine atte Mede, giving with warranty to William 
de Wykeham bishop of Winchester, his heirs and assigns, the manor 
of Henton co. Suthampton with woods, meadows, feedings, pastures, 
waters, ponds, fish ponds, fisheries, rents etc. thereto belonging. 
Witnesses : Sir Bernard Brocas, Sir Robert Markaunt knights, John 
Romyn, Simon atte Grevette, Thomas Stake. Dated Westminster, 
6 July 43 Edward III. 

Memoi-andum of acknowledgment, 6 July. 

July 6. Thomas de Mapelton and Thomas Fymmere to Richard Basy 

Westminster, and Thomas Gra of York. Recognisance for 20/., to be levied, in 
default of payment, of their lands and chattels in Yorkshire. 



July 14. John Chareman to Jolm Bataile 

Westminster, for 70/., to be levied etc. in [ 
Cancelled on payment. 



of Manewedon. Re<!ognisance 



Membrane 14c/. 

Writing of John de Goldington, son and heir of John de Goldinton 
knight, being a quitclaim with bond for warranty to Robert de 

* The county left blank. 



43 EDWARD IIT. 99 



1369. Membrane lid — cont. 

Bradenham and his lieirs of tlie manor of Sprinp;efeld with the 
advowson of a niediety of the church, being now in possession of 
the said Robert by virtue of a lease to him made for a term of years 
by Jolin de Leibuin and Robeit Litle of Tjondon, to whom he the 
said John the son by charter dated Sumiay tlie feast of All Saints 40 
Edward III gave the premises \\ith bond for warranty to them and 
their heirs, an indenture between tiie parties of that same date not- 
witlistanding, being a defeasance of his said feoffment upon certain 
conditions therein contained. Witnes.ses : Sir Hugh de Badewe, William 
de Wauton, Thomas Maundeville knights, Ricliard l)uck,\\'illiam Nobat, 
William de C'hainel, Geoft'rey Colvile, Richard Stace, William Prentiz. 
Dated Springefeld. Sunday before Midsummer 43 Edward III. French. 

Wilting of John son of Jolm de CJoldington knight {ynilitis), being 
a bond to Robert de Bradenham and his assigns in 400^. received as 
a loan, payable in Springefeld church on the feast of the Purification 
next. Dated Springefeld, Thursday after the Conversion of St. Paul 
43 Edward III. 

Charter of John son and heir of Sir John de Goldyngton knight 
{militis), giving with warranty to Robert de Bradenham, his heirs 
and assigns, a hall with chambers attached and a kitchen in the manor 
of Springefeld, the soil whereon those houses are built, the gardens 
of the said manor, free ingress and egrees, and the reversions to him 
the said John pertaining whatsoever as well for term of life as of years. 
Witnesses : Sir Hugh de Bradewe (sic) knight, Richard Duck, Richard 
Stace, WiUiam Nobat, William Chainel, Oeoffrey Colvile, Edmund Lyon. 
Dated Springefeld, Monday after Whitsuntide 43 Edward III. 

Memorandum of ackno\\ ledgment of the foregoing charter and 
>vTitings by John de Goldyngton, 21 June. 

Writing of John son and heir of William de Enefeld, granting with 
warranty to John Bampton and John Lepyngeden, their heirs and 
assigns, a yearly rent of 20/., to be taken of all the lands of the said 
Jolm de Enefeld in the towns of Little Laufare, Morton and Rothing 
Beauchamp co. Essex at Michaelmas and Easter by even portions, 
with power to distrain for anears ; and he has paid them If/, in name 
of seisin. Witnesses : Sir Gilbert de Stanford, Sir John Pekkebregge 
knights, Thomas de Leighs, Thomas filz Richard, Thomas Rocheford, 
Nicholas filz Richard, Simon Pecche. Dated Little Laufare, Thursday 
before Midsummer 43 Edward III. French. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 22 June. 

June 30. John Bullok of London ' tapicer ' to Master Richard Charles. Recog- 
Westminster. nisance for 100/., to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in the city of London. 

Writing of John Mautravers of la Hoke, being a quitclaim to 
Thomas de Oldyngton clerk and Robert de Erboroghfeld clerk, their 
heirs and assigns, of all the manor of WestAvyttenham called ' le 
Dounecourt ' co. Berkshire, which the said Thomas and Robert hold of 
the gift and feoffment of the said John. Dated Westminster, 3 July 
43 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 4 July. 



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July 1. Henry Stormy to Thomas de Hungerford. Recogniwance for 

Westminster. 400 marks, to be levied, in default of payment, of hi.s lands and cliattels 
in Wiltesir. 

Cancelled on 'payment. 

July L Thomas de Hungerford to Henry Stormy. Recognisance for 

Westminster. 40 marks, to be levied etc. in Wiltesir. 

July 4. Robert Weye and Roger Northdon of Devon to William de Wake- 

Westminster, brigge and Roger de Saperton. Joint and several recognisance for 
2001., to be levied etc. in Devon. 

July 4. Roger Northdon to Robert Weye. Recognisance for 300/., to be 

Westminster, levied etc. in l)evon. 

^^'riting of Jolm son and lieir of Robert de Barton, otherwise called 
Chamberleyn, being a quitclaim «ith warranty to Helmyng Leget, 
his heirs and assigns, of the manors of Austebourne Wode and 
Cliillyngwode and all other lands in the isle of Wight held by the 
said Helmyng. Dated Westminster, 4 July 43 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 4 July. 

July 17. William Strete and Walter Barde to Richard de Ravenser clerk. 

Westminster. Joint and several recognisance for 200/., to be levied, in default of 
payment, of tlieir lands and chattels in the city of London. 

Membrane \M. 

June 11. To the sheriH of York. Order to cause Thomas de Musgrave and 
Westminster. Simon de Heselarton, knights of the shire at the parliament summoned 
at Westminster at the octaves of Trinity last, to liave of the commons 
of the county within liberties and witliout, cities and boroughs excepted, 
8/. for their expenses in coming to the said parliament, there abiding 
and thence returning, namely is. a day each for 20 days. 
The following have the like writs : 

Westmorland. Gilbert de Suwen and John de Derwentwatre 

8/. 165. for 22 days. 
Devon. Richard de Merton and Robert Cornu the same. 
Lancashire. John de Dalton and John de Ipre the same. 
W^orcestershire. John de Harleye and Nicholas Morhalle 1125. 

for 14 days. 
Wiltesir. Robert de la Mare and John Thorp the same. 
Dorset. John Chedyok and Thomas Brudeport the same. 
Roteland. John Boyville and William Beaufou the same. 
Derbyshire. Godfrey Foljambe and Robert de Twyford the same. 
Notinghamshire. Robert de Morton and William de Stielley 

the same. 
Norffolk. Robert de Mortymer and Richard de Holdych the same. 
Warwickshire. John de Peyto, son of William de Peyto, and 
-^ •— «a^ Robert de Stafford the same. 

^^^'^'^ TT *~ ^^J^*. Leycestreshire. John Talbot and Thomas de Oudeby the same. 

•^.,s«- 0' ^^'-''^'^'a"-^ Cumberland. WilHam Lengleys and Robert Moubray 9/. 125. 

'^ >:?\ for 24 days. 

^^^ Cornwall. Otto Bodrugan and John Tremaen the same. 
^ ^ ^ t~^ ^ , '^'?^\ Herefordshire. Richard de la Bere and John Eynesford knight 

L I B R A R Y } ^^- ^'- ^°' 1^ ^^y^- 




43 EDWARD III. 101 



1369. Membrane \3d — cont. 

Staffordshire. John Verdon and WiUiain del Wode the same. 
Somerset. Edmund Cheyne and Matthew de Clyvedon the same. 
Salop. William Carles and Biian Cornewayll the same. 
Gloucestershire. John Poyntz and John Tracy the same. 
Lincolnshire. Edmimd de Cornubia and Thomas de Fulnetby 

the same. 
Kent. Thomas Apuldrefeld and Thomas Couen il. 165. for 

12 days. 
Norhamptonsliire. John Verdon and \Villiam de Quenton the same. 
Oxfordsliiie. Roger de Elinerugge and Roger de Cotesford the same. 
Berkshire. John Foxle and John Trillowe the same. 
Bukinghamshire. Fulk de Bermyngeham and Thomas de Keynes 

the same. 
Bedfoidshire. John Ragoun and John Dakeneye the same. 
Suthampton county. Bernard Brocas and Philip Pohham (sic) 

the same. 
Sussex. Andrew Sakevyle and Jolm Waleys the same. 
Suffolk. Thomas Vydeleu and Robert Bacoun the same. 
Middlesex. Thomas Frowyk and John Wroth the younger 64s. 
Essex. Thomas Tirel and Robert de Marny il. for 10 days. 
Hertfordshire. Nicholas Golofre and John Henxteworth the same. 
Surrey. Simon de Codyngton and Ralpli Thurbarn the same. 
Cambridgeshire. John Cheyne and Richard Muschet 14 and 

165. {sic) for 12 days. 
Huntingdonshire. Robert Bavouse and John de Wauton the same. 
[Prynne. Parliamentary Writs, iv. 278.] 

June 11. To the mayor and bailiffs of the town of Oxford. Order to cause 

Westminster. William de Codesale and John Gibbes, burgesses of the town coming 
to the same parliament, to have of the commonalty of the town 48s. 
for their expenses, namely 2^. a day each for 12 days. 
The following have the like writs for their wages : 

Worcester city. Thomas de Lichefteld and Thomas de CUfton 

565. for 14 days. 
Briggewater town. John Lof and Adam Leybourne the same. 
Notyngham town. Thomas de Morewode and Peter Masoun 

the same. 
Derby town John de Brakkeley and William Glasiere the same. 
Appelby town. Robert Overdo and Thomas Baye 4 and 45. {sic) 

for 22 days. 
Norhampton town. Lawrence de Haddon and Walter de Preston 

485. for 12 days. 
Bedeford town. John Boryate and John Ampthull 485. for 

12 days. 
Grenstede town. Thomas Eston and Geoffrey Cook 40s. for 
10 days. 
{Ihid. p. 281, omitting Worcester city.] 

Membrane I2d. 

July 19. John Boys of Great Dunmowe to William de Fulburne clerk. 

Westminster. Recognisance for lOOl., to be levied, in default of paj'ment, of liis 
lands and chattels in Essex. 

Charter indented, made at London on Saturday after St. Margaret 
43 Edward III, between John Boys of Great Dunmowe and 



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William de Fulbiirno clerk, witnessing that the said John has given to 
the said William, his heirs and assigns, ail his lands, rents and services of 
tenants, free men and neifs, in the town and fields of Fulburne co. 
Cantebrigge sometime of John Olyve with the advowson of the church 
of St. Vigor Fulbunie, liberties of folds and other rights etc.. in 
exchange for a messuage, 27 acres of land, 7 acres of wood, 9 acres of 
meadow, 7 acres of pasture, Is. 2d. of rent in the towns of Stanstede 
Abbots and Honesdon co. Hertford to be by the said William given to 
the said John, his heirs and assigns, upon condition that if the said 
William, his heirs or any claiming fee tail by gift made to any of the 
ancestors of the said William shall implead the said John, his heirs 
or any tenants of the premises so as to recover the same in whole or 
in part, or so that they shall be by them thrust out of the same in 
whole or in part, it shall thenceforward be lawful for the said John and 
his heirs to enter again and hold the premises in their former estate 
this charter notwithstanding ; and witnessing that the said WilUam 
has hereby given to the said John, his heirs and assigns, all the 
lands etc. aforesaid in Stanstede Abbots and Honesdon in exchange 
for the piemises in Fulburne to be by the said John given to the said 
William, his heirs and assigns, upon condition that if the said John, 
his heirs or any claiming fee tail by gift made to any of the ancestors of 
the said John shall implead the said William, his heirs or any tenants 
of the premises so as to recover the same in whole or in part, or so 
that they shall by them be thrust out of the same in whole or in part, 
it shall thenceforward be lawful for the said William and his heirs 
to enter again and hold in their former estate the premises herein- 
before described, this charter notwithstanding ; and further witnessing 
that so long as the said William, his heirs or other the tenants shall 
peaceably hold the premises to be given him as aforesaid without 
such recovery or ejectment, the foregoing recognisance shall remain 
without execution, but otherwise it shall be put in execution forthwith. 
Witnesses : William de Rokesburgh, John \^'3^sshele, John Lammer, 
John Prime, William ' in the Netherstrete,' WilUam Hanyfeld. 
Memorandum of acknowledgment by the parties, 21 July. 

Indenture made at London on Thursday the eve of St. Margaret 
43 Edward III, between John Boys of Great Dunmowe and William 
de Fulburne clerk, being a grant and surrender by the said John to the 
said William, his heirs and assigns, of the said John's estate in a 
messuage, 27 acres of land, 7 acres of wood, 9 acres of meadow, 7 acres 
of pasture, 75. 2d. of rent in the towns of Stanstede Abbots and 
Honesdon co. Hertford, which he the said John holds for his life of 
the said WiUiam by his demise with reversion to the said William and 
his hehs. AVitnesses (as the last). 

Memorandum of acknowledgment by John Boys, 21 July. 

Charter of John de Scotherskelf clerk, giving with warranty to 
William de Gryselaye and John de Plouseld chaplains and to John 
Vyncent of London, their heirs and assigns, his manor of Skelton by 
York with the appurtenances, commodities and easements, namely in 
woods, moors, meadows, pastures, turbaries, agistments, wards, reliefs, 
suits, escheats, services of free tenants and profits whatsoever to the 
same belonging, his wood of Hordern and laund of Corteburne, and 
the boonworks to the said manor belonging. Witnesses : William de 



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Aton, Robert de RouclifTe knights, ^^'illiam de Ncssefeld, William de 
Meryngton, Thomas Loveli, Richard Bernard, John de Holand, Thomas 
de Spaigne. Dated Skelton by York, Sunday the feast of St. Mary 
Magdalene 43 Edward 111. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 23 July. 

Indenture of covenant made between Sir Walter Palmere rector of 
Great Greneford in the diocese of London and Sir ^Villiam atte Crosse 
rector of St. Clement Danes without Temple Bar London, namely 
that Sir Walter has sold to Sir William all fruits, rents, proventions, 
tithes, commodities and obventions to his said church arising or 
belonging for three years from Michaelmas next, rendering and paying 
yearly to the said Walter or to his proctor producing in the church of 
St. Clement Danes one part of these indentures sealed by the said 
William 23 marks a year at the Purification, Midsummer and Michael- 
mas by even portions, the first payment beginning at the Purification 
1 370 ; that in the last year of his said term the said William shall 
leave the glebe and church land in competent tillage, fallowing such 
as ought to be followed at the reasonable and accustomed time ; that 
the said William shall at his own cost maintain the houses, walls and 
buildings of Greneford rectory all the said term, leaving them in as 
good estate as he received them or better, saving tempest or other 
accident not due to his negUgence ; that he shall find a parochial 
chaplain celebrating there and ministering to the parishioners all the 
said term, shall bear all ordinary charges incumbent on that church, 
not being in any wise charged with extraordinary charges ; that if he 
shall be in default in payment of the money aforesaid in whole or in 
part, touching which matter credence shall be given to the said Walter, 
and it shall rest upon his assertion without other proof, the sum remain- 
ing to be paid shall be doubled and truly paid in name of. a pain as 
often as there shall be default at any term, nor may the said William 
help himself to avoid such payment by secular or ecclesiastical court, 
and nevertheless in case of default it shall be lawful for the said Walter 
after fifteen days freely to dispose of the fruits etc. then collected or to 
be collected as he shall see best without gainsaying of the said William ; 
and that if the said Walter shall die or vacate his said church or resign 
the same by reason of exchange or otherwise during the said term, he 
and his executors are bound to save the said William harmless in that 
behalf so that he be not thereby aggrieved. The parties are sworn 
to observe the premises, and mutually bound nevertheless to the 
jurisdiction, distraint and coercion of any judge ecclesiastical or secular. 
Dated London, the feast of St. Margaret 43 Edward III. 
Memorandum of acknowledgment by the parties, 23 July. 

July 20. W'illiam Gamboun one of the yeomen of the king's chamber is sent 

Westminster, to the prior and convent of Coventre, to have such maintenance in 

that house as Agnes Augnet lately deceased had there at the king's 

request. By p.s. [27943.] 

July 18. To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Order to suffer 

Westminster. WilUam Spaldyng the king's bailiff of Eltham to have the respite which 
for particular causes the king has given him until the quinzaine of 
Michaelmas next for payment of lOOs. demanded of him by exchequer 
summons of the arrears of his account for the first year he was bailiff 
there, releasing any distress made for that cause. 



I 



1U4 CALENDAB OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1309. Membrane \\d. 

Cliaiter of Thomas Tyldcrlc^h of London ' goldsuiyth,' giving with 
wiinanty to Walter Rauel and Joan his wife, the heii'S and assigns 
of the said Walter, a croft of land called Northcroft in Catestok co. 
Dorset ; and hecause the seal of the said Thomas is to many unknown 
he has procured the seals of Guy de Briene knight and of Peter Blount 
to be also attached. Witnesses : John de Frompton, Hugh de Stroude, 
Kdmund de Stroude, John Chauntemarlc, John de Kentecombe. 
Dated Sunday after the Translation of St. Thomas 43 Edward III. 

Writing of Thomas Tylderlegh of London ' goldsmyth,' being a 
quitclaim witli w arranty to Walter Rauel and Joan his wife, the lieirs 
and assigns of the said Walter, of all his lands, meadows and pastures 
in Catestok co. Dorset, all which except one croft of land called North- 
croft are by his demise now held of him by the said Walter and Joan 
and John their son for their lives and the life of the longest liver with 
reversion to him the said Thomas, his heirs and assigns, as appears by 
an indenture between them made ; and because the seal etc. (as the 
last). Witnesses : (as the last). Dated Monday after the Translation 
of St. Thomas 43 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment of the foregoing charter and 
writing, 17 July. 

Writing of William Rocke chaplain, uncle of Thomas Tylderlegh of 
London ' goldsmyth,' being a quitclaim with warranty to Walter 
Rauel and Joan his wife, the heirs and assigns of the said Walter, of 
all the lands, meadows and pastures in Catestok co. Dorset which 
were of the said Thomas ; and because the seal of him the said WilUam 
etc. (as above). Witnesses {as above). Dated Sunday before St. 
Kenelm 43 EdAvard III. 
• Memorandum of acknowledgment, 17 July. 

July 1(3. Fulk de Penbrugge knight of Salop, Robert de Whitteney knight 

Westminster, of Herefordshu'e and Robert de Penbrugge of Salop to Queen 

Philippa. Joint and several recognisance for 84/. lid. payable by 

instalments ; to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and 

chattels in the counties aforesaid. 

Indenture made between Jolin de Paddebury and Alice his wife 
of the one part, and Nicholas de Exton, Richard atte Gate and John 
Wade of the other part, witnessing that whereas by fine levied in the 
king's court the said John and Alice are bound in 20/. of yearly rent 
payable to the said Nicholas, Richard and John Wade for their lives of the 
lands in the said fine comprised at four terms in the year, namely 
IOO5. a term, the said Nicholas, Richard and John Wade grant that after 
the death of the said Nicholas and of Katherine his wife the said John 
and Alice, their heirs and the tenants of the said lands shall be dis- 
charged of the said rent, that at whatsoever term or within one month 
after the said John and Alice, their heirs and the tenants aforesaid 
shall pay 50s., they shall be discharged of the residue for that term, 
and so from term to term during the lives of the said Nicholas and 
Katherine. and that if there be default at any term after one month the 
said Nicholas, Richard and John Wade shall have IOO5., but default at 
one term shall not affect other terms. Dated London, 10 February 
43 Edward III. French. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment by the parties, 16 July. 



43 EDWARD 111. 



105 



1360. Membrane lid — cont. 

Iiidentuio made between William Oliieye, Hem y Hale and Thomcaa 
Vyily of the oiu' j)art and J(.)lin I'adl)iny and Alice his wife of the other 
part, witnessing that the said William, Hemy and Thomas have 
hereby given to the said John and Alice and to the heirs of the said Alice 
a messuage, 140 acres of land, 7 acres of meadow, 15 acres of pasture 
and 40s. of rent in the parish of St. Giles without the Old Temple 
London, and the reversion of (iO acres of land and 7 acres of meadow 
in the parish of St. Pancrasin Kcntisslitoun now held 'by Walter Walssh, 
Robert Gayton and (Jilbert Neel chaplain for their lives, Peter Turk 
and Juliana his wife, rendering to the said William, Henry and 
Thomas, tlieir heirs and assigns, 10/. a year during the lives of Nicholas 
de Exton and Katherine his wife at four terms in the year, namely 
Michaelmas. Christmas, Easter and Midsummer by even portions at 
the house of the said Nicholas in the parish of St. IMary atte Hulle 
London, with power to the said William. Henry and Thomas to enter 
again and hold the premises in their former estate in case the said 
rent or any part thereof be in arrear thirteen -weeks after any term, 
and covenant that they or the receiver in their name will seal an 
acquittance for every payment, bearing the date of the term for which 
it is made. Witnesses : Thomas Frowyk, John Charleton, John 
Wroth. John Shordich, John Boterwyk, Roger Legat, Peter Bocher. 
Dated the parish of St. Giles aforesaid, 14 July 43 Edward III. French. 
Memorandum of acknowledgment by the parties, 16 July. 

July 20. Nicholas Farndon, William Pynewygel, William Boho, William 

Westminster. Marcant and John North to Queen Philipi)a. Joint and several 
recognisance for 160/., to be levied, in default of payment, of their 
lands and chattels in Kent. 



Membrane lOd. 

July 27. Thomas de Veer earl of O.xford and chamberlain of England to 

Westminster. John de Sutton the younger knight, John de Pelham clerk and Thomas 
Tuwe. Recognisance for 2,000/., to be levied etc. in Essex. 

Indenture made between Thomas de Veer earl of Oxford and 
chamberlain of England of the one part and Sir John de Sutton the 
elder knight, Sir John de Sutton the younger knight. Sir John de 
Pelham clerk and Thomas Tuwe of the other part, witnessing that 
whereas the said Sir John de Sutton the elder and his party have by 
charter enfeoffed the said earl and his heirs of the manor of Laughton 
CO. Sussex with the hundred of Sheplak, and of the manor of 
Marketoverton co. Rotelaud, and whereas the said earl is bound to 
i Sir John the younger and others in 2,000/. by the foregoing recognisance, 

the parties are agreed that if the said earl, his heirs or executors or 
any in their name shall pay to Sir John the younger and the others 
or one of them or to the executors of the survivor at Colne 1,000 marks 
at Easter in the year next to come and 454/. IQs. 8d. at Easter 
following, the said manors and hundred shall remain to him the said 
earl and to his heirs for ever according to the said charter, the recog- 
nisance shall be void, and the said John the j^ounger and the others 
shall be bound to annul it, and if the said earl, his heirs and executors 
shall make default, the said charter shall be void and the recognisance 
in force, and it shall be lawful for Sir John the elder and the others 
and for their heirs to enter again and hold the said manors and hundred 
in their former estate ; and the said earl grants that Sir John the 



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elder and the others, their ministers and assigns, may until Midsummer 
next year enter upon the crop of coiii growing uj)(jii the lands of the 
said manors, with free ingress and egress to the granges thereof, that 
they may at will take, carry and drive away their other goods and 
chattels which they now have therein between this and Michaelmas 
next, and that they may levy arrears to them due, also that they 
shall have all profits of the said manors as soon and as fully as the 
said earl's niinistcis shall levy the same whether by farm before paid for 
certain years or otherwise until the aforesaid debt be fully paid, 
allowing in part payment thereof as much as they shall so receive. 
Dated 29 July 43 Edward IlL French. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment as well by the said earl as by 
John de Pelham and "Jliomas Tuwe, 30 July. 

July 31. William de Monte Acuto earl of Sahsbury to Thomas de 
Westminster. Newenham clerk. Recognisance for 500 marks, to be levied, in default 
of payment, of his lands and chattels in Somerset. 

Indenture made between William de Monte Acuto earl of 
Salisbury and Thomas de Newenham clerk, being a defeasance of the 
foregoing recognisance, made as security for the freedom of Richard 
son of Hugh Loksmyth of Aston Clinton co. Bukingham and of his 
issue, whom the said earl by his writing has manumitted and altogether 
. set free from the yoke of servitude, upon condition that the said Richard 
nor his issue shall never be grieved by the said earl nor by his heirs 
in time to come contrary to the said manumission. Dated London, 
1 August 43 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment by Thomas de Newenham in the 
chancery at London, 1 August. 

July 26. To the sheriffs of London. Order to stay the taking of the bodies 
Westminster, of William Barbour and Alice his wife, and if they are taken to set 
them free from prison by the mainprise of William Swalweclyve, 
John Yonge, William Leycestre, John Hampstede, Andrew Grauncourt 
and John Bemshull of London, bringing tiiis writ before the justices 
of the Bench on the day contained in a writ de judicio against them at 
the suit of Joan de Irlonde ; as on behalf of the said William Barbour 
and Alice prayer is made to the king for a stay until that day, shewing 
that the said Joan is impleading them before the said justices for an 
alleged trespass, and that by the said writ de judicio the king ordered 
the sheriffs to take and imprison them so as to have them on that day 
before the said justices to answer her thereupon, for that on the day 
in the original writ named they came not to answer, and shewing 
that they are ready so to answer and to stand to right in all things ; 
and the said mainpernors appearing in person in chancery have main- 
pemed under a pain of 200/. to have them on the said day before the 
said justices to answer as aforesaid. 



Membrane M. 

Indenture made between the kmg of the one part and Henry de 
Brislee and John de Coloigne of the other part, being a lease for 15 years 
from tliis date of all the king's mines of gold and silver to be found 
in Devenshire and Somersete, to Avit in Mils, in fields and in waste 
places, so that they may mine and dig to get the same in aU places where 
it may be done to the Idng's best profit and theirs, save beneath any 



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1360. Membrane 9d — cont. 

man's castles manors or houses without licence of the lords thereof. 
If it be for such profit to fall trees in their way to pioscculc such mine, 
or to enter gardens or simple closes not inhabited, and any man would for 
envy or malice gainsay or molest tliem, the same shall be praised by true 
men of the country and the price shall be paid in their presence ; no 
man of whatsoever condition shall at his peril meddle in such mining 
during the said term save the said lessees or their attorneys ; all 
metal (plate) thereof arising which belongs to them shall be brought 
to the Tower of London and nowi)ere else to make money thereof, 
and the ninth part which belongs to the king shall be carried to the 
receipt of the exchequer, provided always that the king shall have 
to hjs share for his seignorage the ninth pound of all such metal 
of gold and silver thence arising, and the said lessees all the residue of 
the profit for all maimer of labour and expense by them and their 
servants incurred thereupon ; the sheriffs of the said counties shall 
by the king's commandment and b}' writ of chancer}^ be bound, when 
any considerable quantity of metal shall be ready and the sheriff shall 
be warned bj' the lessees or their attorneys, to cause them to have 
a sure escort of archers as far as London at the lessees' cost in meat 
and drink going and returning for fear of thieves to save their profit 
and the king's ; a controller shall by the king and council be chosen 
to abide upon the mines, and shall be at the lessees' cost, to ^it 1 01. a year 
or less and no more payable at four terms in the year, and whenever 
they shall have need of him he shall by command of the king and council 
be bound to aid and counsel and lal)our for them for the king's profit and 
theirs at their reasonable cost ; the lessees shall be bound to find 40 work- 
men, to work every working day between 1 March and 1 November, or a^ 
many more as they will if they find work in plenty, to wit miners, 
heavers (gettours), smelters and carters, and all manner of other work- 
men pertaining to such mines, and it is the king's wiU that all men of 
whatsoever condition who will work therein shall be free toward all 
men so long as they will do so ; the lessees shall have for them and 
their servants all hberties which the mines of Bere in the same county 
(sic) are used to have for the king's profit and their own, and their 
servants shall have power to take aU manner of carriages by water 
and land for reasonable payment, saving the fee of the church ; they 
shall have commissions and writs as many and of sucli kind as they shall 
please or as need shall be, paying for the wax and writing ; if any man of 
whatsoever condition shall abuse the lessees or any of their servants to the 
disturbance of their work, and be thereof convicted, he shall be arrested 
and brought to the Tower of London until he shall recompense the king 
and the parties ; the king promises to keep covenant with the lessees 
during the said term without regard to any profit that any man may 
promise him, granting that if the said mines fail (as may be, « hich God 
forbid), and that shall be proved and known by true men, the lessees, 
their heirs and executors shall be for ever quit toward the king and liis 
heirs, pro\'ided always they shall dig and heave [gettre) as deep as 
the mine may be found, to wit that all their workmen however many 
they be shall have sufficient room wherein they may be employed, so that 
they may lawfully make in one comitry so many pits as shall be needed 
to set to work the 40 men, or more if more there be, to the profit of the 
king and the lessees ; whenever the lessees or their attorneys shall 
bring to the exchequer any quantity of metal great or smaU of the 
ninth part pertaining to the king, the}' shall by indenture to be made be- 
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every time ui»(lt'r the great seal, and shall never more be impeached nor 
charged with any account toward the king but for so much metal of 
gold and silver as the controller shall by indenture charge them withal. 
Dated Westminster, 15 July 43 Edward III. French. 

By bill of the treasurer. 

Membrane 8d. 

Writing of Thomas de Bello Campo earl of Warrewyk lord of Gower 
and marshal of England, being a (|uitclaim with warranty to John de 
Bukyngham now bishop of Lincoln, John de Bello Campo, Ralph 
Basset of Sapecote, Bichard de Piryton, Walter de Shakenhurst, 
Nicholas (ijc) de Henton and John le Rous, their heirs and assigns, in 
their full right, seisin and possession being, of the castle and manors 
of Elmele, Great Comberton, Little Comberton, Wyke, Pydele, 
Newenton Beauchainp, Piriton, Power, Wadbergh, Stolton, Crombe 
Adam, Boeleghe, Shirreveslench, Sallewarp and Grafton under Flavel 
CO. Worcester, the manors of Hasele and Asshorne, co. Warrewyk, 
Kymmerton co. Gloucester, Spellesbury co. Oxford, Asshstede and 
Neudegate co. Surrey, Stratford Tony and Newenton Tony co. Wiltesir, 
Melbroke and Esehole co. Kent, a messuage with garden and shops 
adjoining and other appurtenances in the cit}' of London by Neugate, 
the manor and advowson of Chaddesle Corbet with the knights' fees etc. 
thereto pertaining, a moiety of the manor of Pirye by Worcester 
and certain lands, rents and services in Wiche and Worcester, 10^. of 
yearly rent payable by Edmund de Brugge for the manors of Here- 
wynton and PurshuU by him held in fee tail of the said earl and the 
reversion of those two manors for lack of issue of the said Edmund, 
10 marks of yearly rent payable by Thomas Coleman for the manor of 
Little Intebegh by him held in fee tail of the said earl and the reversion 
of that manor for lack of issue of the said Thomas, and of the reversion 
of the manors of Henle in Arderne, Ilmyndon, Gunthorp and 
Hyndelep with the knights' fees, advowsons of churches, collations 
of chapels and chantries as well of men of religion as secular, and all 
liberties, warrens, free customs etc. thereto belonging ; as lately 
by his charter the said earl gave to the said bishop, to Robert de Herle, 
the said John de Bello Campo, Ralph, Richard, W^alter, Nicholas 
and John Rous, their heirs and assigns the said castle and manors 
of Elmele, Great and Little Comberton, Wyke, Pydele, Newenton 
Beauchamp, Piriton, Power, Wadbergh, Stolton, Crombe Adam, 
Boeleghe, Shirreveslench, Sallewarp, Grafton, Hasele, Asshorne, Kym- 
merton, Spellesbury, Asshstede, Neudegate, Stratford and Newenton 
Tony, Melbroke and Esehole, the premises in London, the said rents 
and reversions of Herewynton, Purshull and Intebegh, and granted 
also the reversion of the manors of Henle in Arderne, Ilmyndon and 
Gunthorp held for life b}' Peter de Monte Forti, of the manor and 
advow'son of Chaddesle Corbet with the knights' fees etc. thereto 
pertaining then held for life by William Corbet knight, of the manor 
of H>Tidelep and certain other lands, rents and services in Wych 
and Worcester held for life by Thomas Cassy of Haddesore, Robert de 
Hyndelep and William le Cartere, and a moiety of the manor of Pyrie 
then held for life by Roger de Grafton and Thomas Robyns, all of the said 
earl's heritage with reversion to him and liis heirs, the reversion whereof 
the said earl by the same charter granted to the said bishop, Robert, 
John, Ralph, Richard, Walter, Nicholas and John Rous, their heirs and 
assigns, having had full attornment and intendance of the said tenants, 



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109 



1309. Memhrane M — cont. 

the said Robert de Herle and Nicholas de Heiiton are now dead, the 
manor of Cliaddesle Corbet lias come to the hands and seisin of the said 
bishop and other the survivors by the death of William Corbet knight, 
the premises in Wiche and Worcester and the said moiety of the manor 
of Pirye by the death of tlie said Thomas Cassy, Roger de Grafton 
and Thomas Robyns, and by virtue of the feoffment aforesaid. 
Witnesses : William bishop of Winchester the chancellor, Richard earl 
of Arundell, William de Monte Acuto earl of .Salisbury, John de Mohun 
lord of Dunsterre, William la Zousche lord of Harjnigvvorth. Dated 
London, 28 August 43 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment before the said chancellor in his 
lodging at Suthwerk, 26 August. 

Aug. 31. William Chauncy to Jordan de Barton. Recognisance for 24 mark.-?, 
Westminster, to be levied, in default of pa^'ment, of his lands and chattels in 
Yorkshire. 

Writing of John de Foxcote of Gloucestershire, being a quitclaim 
with warranty to Sir Thomas Hakeluyt, William Forde, Robert More 
and William Forester clerks, their licirs and assigns, of the manor 
of Merkhall co Essex. Dated London, Friday after the Beheading 
of St. John the Baptist 43 Edward IIL 

Memorandum of acknowledgment before the chancellor (as above), 



31 



August. 



Sept. 10. Henry de Percy knight to Gilbert de Umfram\ille earl of Anegos. 
Preston. Recognisance for 1,000 marks payable by instalments ; to be levied, 
in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in Yorkshire. 

Oct. 5. John de Horwode citizen of London to John de Chichestre citizen 

Westminster, of London. Recognisance for 60/., to be levied etc. in the said city. 
Memorandum that these two recognisances were received by the 
chancellor. 

Membrane Id. 

Writing of John Mannyng fisher, son and heir of William Mannyng 
of Chyngeford co. Essex, being a grant and quitclaim with warranty 
to John Biernes citizen of London, his heirs and assigns, of all the 
waters, fisheries and river banks with ' Neylondes Fisshyngweres ' 
and all appurtenances and commodities thereto belonging in the 
parishes of Chyngeford and Edelmeton or elsewhere in Essex and 
Middlesex wliich the said John Biernes lately had of the gift and 
feoffment of him the said John Mannjmg, as by his charter may 
appear. Witnesses : William Pym, John Goldyng, William Salman, 
Peter le Rouwe, Richard Potter. Dated Edelmeton, Thursday the 
feast of St. Luke 43 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment before the chancellor at 
Westminster, 30 October. 



Oct. 26. To Ralph Spigumell constable of Dovorre castle and warden of the 

Westminster. Cinque Ports, or to his lieutenant. Order, under pain of forfeiture, 
on sight of these presents to cause two men of every town of the said 
ports having the best knowledge of foreign parts and skill in the 
guiding of shipping, merchants and merchandise and otherwise to be 
chosen and come before the king and council at Westminster in the 



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1309. Memhrane Id — cont. 

octaves of St. Martin next at latest in order to give them counsel 
and information concerning what is to be done for the safety of ships, 
merchants and merchandise, their passage to and fro for the 
advantage of the realm and people their protection against the king's 
adversaries of France and other his enemies to them adhering, and 
for the destruction of such enemies, bringing thither the said men's 
names and this writ ; as the king has particular information that the said 
enemies are making ready with a host of ships and armed men to 
destroy the shipping of the realm, hinder the passage of merchants 
and merchandise, and by every means destroy merchants and other the 
king's lieges if they be not speedily opposed with the strong hand ; and 
it is the king's will to resist their malice, and provide so far as he may 
for the safety of ships, merchants and merchandise. 

[ Feeder a.] 

The like to the mayor and bailiffs of Plymmuth and of 27 other 
cities and to\viis, the mayor and sheriffs of London, and to the bailiffs 
of Norwich. 

[Ibid.] 

Writing of Robert de Teynton of Coventre, being a quitclaim to the 
king's eldest son Edward prince of Aquitaine and Wales duke of 
Comewaille and earl of Cestre of one shop with appurtenances in 
Erlestrete Coventre held by Richard de Stoke and William de Coreby. 
Witnesses : John de Toft mayor of Coventre, Nicholas Michel, John de 
Pounfreit, John Ray, Thomas de Nassjnigton. Dated London, the 
eve of All Saints 43 Edward III. French. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment before the chancellor, 6 November. 

Charter of Thomas atte More, giving with warranty to William de 
Wykeham bishop of Winchester, his heirs and assigns, the manor of 
Depenhale with all lands, rents, reversions, woods, meadows, feedings, 
pastures, fisheries, fish ponds, ponds, the services of free tenants 
and neifs, the said neifs and all that goes with them in Crundale, 
Badele, Depenhale and Bentele, which he the said Thomas lately had 
of the gift of Margery de Fulquardeby, except the lands of Colville 
which Sir Nicholas de Kaerwent clerk holds by demise of the said 
Thomas. Witnesses : Henrj^ Sturmy, Thomas Biflet, Thomas Warner, 
Roger Colreth, John Clere. Dated Ben tie, Sunday the feast of 
St. Martin in winter 43 Ed\\ard III. 

Memorandum of acknow^ledgment, 13 November. 

Dec. 12. Alice de Rasyn, sister of Richard de Waltham clerk, to Richard del 

Westminster. Bernes of Westsmythefeld. Recognisance for lOOZ., to be levied, 
in default of payment, of her lands and chattels in Essex. 

Membrane 6d. 

Writing of John son and heir of Robert de Barton of Kent otherwise 
called Robert Chamberleyn, being a quitclaim wdth warranty to 
HelmjTig Leget, his heirs and assigns, of all the lands, rents and services 
of the said Helmyng in the isle of Wight sometime of the said Robert. 
Witnesses : Jolm de Lisle and Jolm Barmgbroke knights, Stephen 
atte Wode of the isle of Wight, Roger Dygge of Kent. Dated 
Neuport in the isle of Wight, 1 November 43 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment before the chancellor, 21 November. 



43 EDWARD HI. HI 



13f)0_ Membrane C^d — cont. 

Oct. 16. ToW. archbishop of Canterbury. Request and order upon his allegiance, 
Westiniiistor. as he loves the king and his honour, and desires the safety and defence of 
the realm and church, in consideration of the difficulty of the business 
and the perils likely to happ<M\ for lack of such defence, to cause his 
suffragans, the deans and priors of cathedral churches, the abbots, 
priors and others elective, exempt and not exempt, the archdeacons, 
chapters, convents and colleges and all the clergy of every diocese 
of his province in manner accustomed to be summoned before him 
in the church of St. Paul London or elsewhere as he shall see fit 
at tlie shortest possible date, to lay before them the business in the 
last parliament set forth affecting as well the king and the estate of 
the realm as the needful defence thereof, and the charges incumbent 
on the king in that behalf, and induce them to grant the king a 
competent subsidy in aid of the charges aforesaid, applying himself 
to effect the same, and certifying the king of the amount of such subsidy 
and the terms of payment thereof ; as it is not unknown to the arch- 
bishop how the said business and charges were laid before him and 
others in the said parliament, which charges the king is not able to 
support without the aid of his lieges, wherefore the king craved of the 
archbishop and other the clergy of his diocese and province there 
present the grant of a fit subsidy as the urgent need and manifest 
advantage demand. 
[Foedera.] 

To J. archbishop of York. Like request and order, mutatis mutandis ; 
as it is not unknoAMi to the said archbishop how the premises were laid 
before his proctors and the prelates in the last parliament etc. (as above). 

[Ibid.] 

Writing of Thomas de Camoys knight, being a quitclaim with 
warranty to Robert de Thorp knight, liis heirs and assigns, of the manor 
of Pilketon witli the reversions, liberties and commodities thereto 
belonging, and a gift with like warranty of the advowson of Pilketon 
church. Witnesses : Sir John de Knyvet, Sir Thomas de Preston, 
Sir Hugh de Northburgh knights, Thomas Mortymer, Andrew Broun, 
Peter Godebody. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment before the chancellor, 21 November 
this year. 

Writing of Alice sister and heir of Richard de Durem, being a quit- 
claim with warranty to Joan relict of John de Coupeland, her heirs and 
assigns, of all lands, rents and possessions in the town of Byker which 
the said John and Joan sometime had of her said brother's gift. 
Witnesses : WiUiam de Acton mayor of Newcastle upon T>Tie, John de 
Emildon, John de Biker, John de Preston and John Howell bailiffs 
thereof, Richard de Stanhopp, Stephen Quitgrave, Robert Holme. 
Dated Newcastle upon Tyiie, Wednesday the feast of All Saints 
42 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment before the chancellor at his lodging 
at Suthwerk, 29 November this year. 

Writing of Bugo IMauduyt parson of Dene, being a quitclaim with 
A\arranty to Sir Wilham Payn parson of Bukworth, his heirs and 
assigns, of the manor of Dene Mauduyt co. Suthampton and the 
advowson of the church thereof, which they the said Bugo and VViUiam 



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1369. Membrane 6d — cont. 

lately had of the gift and feoffment of Sir John Mauduyt knight of 
VVermenstre to them and their heirs. Dated Dene Mauduyt, Sunday 
the feast of St. Valentine 41 Edward IIL 

Memorandiun of acknowledgment at [ ]* co. Suth- 

ampton, 1 December this year, before Walter de Haywode, by virtue 
of the king's writ of dedimus potestatem which is on the file for this 
year. 

Writing of John Dalton of Kirkeby Mispirton co. York, being a 
quitclaim with warranty to Sir W^illiara Latymer lord of Danby, his 
heirs and assigns, of all lands and tenements, meadows, feedings, 
pastures, commons, turbaries, ponds, fish ponds, rents, rever- 
sions and services, with all lordships etc. which he the said John 
had in the town and fields of Knapton by Scamston co. York, all which 
he long ago demised to the said Sir William for a term of six years. 
Witnesses : Sir Robert Pert knight, WilUam Cotoun, Geoffrey Randolf 
of Yorkshire, John Pecche, Adam de Bury citizens of London. Dated 
London, 12 December 43 Edward IIL 

Memorandum of acknowledgment before the chancellor in his lodging 
at Suthwerk, 12 December. 

Membra ne 5d. 

Agreement made between the king of France and England and envoys 
sent before him and his council by the commonalty of merchants, 
shipmasters and seamen of Castelle and Viscaye abiding at the good 
town of Bruges in Flanders, reciting that a truce was lately agreed 
between the said king for him and all his merchants, seamen, goods, 
vessels and subjects on the one part and the then king of Spain and all 
his merchants etc. of the realm of Castelle and county of Viscaye 
on the other part, which truce is to last a set time ; that during this 
time certain men of the city of London and the town of Bristol and 
other merchants of the realm of England have endured many 
grievances, hurts and villainies from men of Spain by taking as well 
their goods, ships and vessels as their men thereof, of whom some 
were barbarously murdered, some are yet imprisoned at Sibille and 
elsewhere in the realm of Castelle contrary to the said truce, and certain 
ships, vessels and goods of the merchants of Spain have been arrested 
and are yet under arrest in England, whereof debate and tumult 
may arise between the parties if the matter remain in such wise without 
other order and appointment ; that in consideration of these matters 
and of others depending thereupon the commonalty aforesaid, desiring 
to apply a remedj^ by common consent have sent envoys before 
the said king and council, to wit Martin Peres de Merande, and John 
de Segura shipmasters, Peter Juaynes de Pratis and John Martins 
de Loagha merchants, humbly prajdng the said king and council to 
give them a term within which they might take advice and counsel 
of the merchants, shipmasters and seamen of their country, without 
whom they might not take order how the grievances, hurts, losses 
and villainies aforesaid might be redressed ; whereupon after fuU 
deliberation, in hope of peace between the parties and of such redress, 
the king has agreed ^ith the said envoys that they shall have a day 
for the purpose between this and 1 May next, during which time 
they shall with all their power and without deceit or covin pursue 

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43 EDWARD III. 113 



1309. Membrane 6d — cont. 

means to make amends to the said king's subjects, the said masters, 

goods and ships of Spain meanwhile remaining in the said king's 

hand or at his will and order unless the said mercliants and shipmasters 

will of their good will deliver uj) their goods and ships to his said 

subjects to recompense them for their damages so far as the same 

will go, any surplus of the said goods after satisfaction so given being 

delivered to the said merchants and shipmasters to dispose of at 

their pleasure ; and it is also agreed that all 'ships, goods and 

merchandise of Spain now being in Flanders and all their men there 

may during the said term freely, safely and peaceably go to Spain, 

and all those now in Spain and Viscaye to Flanders, coming and going 

for traffic, passing, abiding and returning by the power, territory 

and lordships of the said king by land and sea so often as they shall 

please without arrest, disturbance or hindrance as peaceably and safely 

as in the time of the said truce or in time of peace, provided always 

that such ships, vessels, masters, merchants nor seamen shall not aid, 

counsel nor comfort any of the said king's enemies, but if against their 

will any ships or seamen of Spain be now with the said enemies the 

envoys will not hereby be bound for them ; and they have likewise 

promised for and in the name of all the merchants, shipmasters and 

seamen of Castelle and Viscaye that none of the said king's subjects by 

land nor by sea shall be grieved, hurt nor hindered in body nor goods 

by any of the realm of Castelle nor county of Viscaye, but shall safely 

and securely come thither for traffic by all their power and so depart 

with their goods and ships as often as they shall please during the said 

term, and if the contrary be done on the part of Spain or Viscaye it 

shall be straightway redressed by taking of their goods, bodies and 

vessels wheresoever found on land or sea ; and for truly observing 

and keeping the premises the said king has caused promise to be 

made for his party, and the said envoys have made promise and 

oath, by power to them given binding their persons and goods, and the 

persons, goods and merchandise of all the merchants, shipmasters 

and seamen of the said realm and the county of Viscaye in whatever 

country, land, lordship or place they shall be found by land or sea 

to the taking and constraiiit of the said king, the count of Flanders, 

the burgomasters, advocates, jurats and consuls of the good towns 

of Flanders, or of any other prince, lord, judge or court secular or 

ecclesiastical, expressly willing and granting of the particular knowledge 

and good will of them and every of them on their party that the said 

king, count etc. and every of them may by land and sea take, constrain 

and compel the said merchants, shipmasters and seamen of Castelle 

and Viscaye by marque and reprisal of their goods, merchandise, 

persons and ships and otherwise to observe the premises and every 

of them, hereby renouncing exceptions of force and constraint, of error 

or quantity, and in general all exceptions, cautions, remedies and 

defences of the civil and canon law whereby they might aid or defend 

themselves against any such matter, and the law against the validity 

of general renunciations. Dated the city of London, 16 August 1369. 

French. 

Charter of John Haukjm the king's serjeant at arms, gixang with 
warranty to James earl of Ormond and Elizabeth his wife, the heirs 
and assigns of the said earl, his manor in Inchecoigne and Youghhull, 
the share of the advowson of the church therein to him pertaining, 
and all other his lands, reversions, rents and services in Ireland which 

CB 8 



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ISfJO. Memhtane M — cont. 

were of Robert Tybtot lord of Langare, and which he the said John 
had of the said Robert's gift. Dated 14 October 43 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment before the chancellor at 
Westminster, 17 October. 

Oct. 29. Stephen Eyr chaplain to Master John Corf clerk. Recognisance 
Westminster, for 4/. lis. 5\d., to be levied, in default of paj^ment, of his lands and 
chattels in Somerset. 

Memorandum that this recognisance was taken by the cliancellor. 

Membrane 4d. 

Dec. 3, To WilUam de Fyncheden, Thomas de Musgrave knight, Roger de 

Westminster. Fulthorp and WilUam de Nessefeld. Order to stay until further order 
the execution of the king's late commission appointing them, three 
and two of them, to make inquisition by true men of Yorkshire what 
evildoers and breakers of the peace by force of arms broke a close 
and fulling mill of William Gascoigne of Harewode at Harewode, out 
down trees growing in his orchard there, uprooted others, took and 
carried away the said trees and timber from the said mill to the value of 
100 marks, and broke his mill pond, M'hereby the water thereof ran off 
in so much that the said W^illiam wholly lost his profit of the said 
mill, and to do certain other things in the letters patent contained ; 
as for particular causes laid before the king and council the king's 
will is that the same be not executed at present. 

Dec. 9. To William de Fyncheden. Order to send into chancery under his 

Westminster, seal the tenor of all indictments made before him and his fellows, 
guardians of the peace and justices of oyer and terminer in Northumber- 
land, against Hugh Moungowe for certain felonies and trespasses, also 
this writ, staying the delivery of the said Hugh's body until upon view 
and information thereof the king shall send him further order ; as 
for particular causes the king would be certified concerning the tenor of 
those indictments. 

Membrane Sd. 

Dec. 3. To William de Fyncheden, Thomas de Musgrave knight, Roger de 

Westminster. Fulthorp and William de Nessefeld. Order to staj^ until further order 

the execution of the king's commission {as above). By C. 

Nov. 26. To the mayor and sheriffs of London. Order, under pain of forfeiture, 
Westminster, on sight of these presents to cause proclamation to be made from 
month to month in the city and suburbs of London on the king's 
behalf forbidding any man openly or secretly to take out of the realm 
any corn, gold or silver, bows, arrows or other arms and armour under 
pain of forfeiture of all the lands, goods and chattels as weU of 
the buyers as of the sellers thereof, of the ships conveying 
the same to foreign parts, and of all else that may be forfeited to the 
king, to arrest all corn, gold and silver and arms found after the 
proclamation in ships to be so taken over, the bodies of the sellers 
and buyers thereof and of the seamen of the said ships, and the ships, 
and to keep their bodies in prison m ithout mainprise until further order, 
certifying from time to time in chancery under their seals the names of 
buyers and sellers, seamen and sliips, the quantitj^ of corn, gold and silver 
and arms, the true value thereof and of the ships w^herein the same 



43 EDWARD III. 115 



1300. Membrane 3d — cont. 

were laded ; as the king is informed that nicrcliants and others have 
oft times heretofore taken out of the reahn corn, gold and silver and 
arms, and cease not daily so to do, to the prejudice of the king and the 
hurt of all his jx'ojile aiul contrary to the proclamation, and he would 
ap|)ly a remedy touching the premises. By K. and C. 

The like to the following : — 

The mayor and hailifts of the town of Newcastle upon Tyne. 

The mayor and bailiffs of the city of York. • 

The mayor and bailiffs of Kyngeston upon Hull. 

The mayor and bailiffs of Scardeburgh. 

The mayor and bailiffs of the city of Lincoln. 

The mayor and bailiffs of the tow^l of St. Botolph. 

The mayor and bailiffs of the towTi of Grymesby. 

The mayor and bailiffs of Barton. 

The mayor and bailiffs of Gippewic. 

The bailiffs of the town of Great Jernemuth. 

The mayor and bailiffs of the towii of Lenne. 

The baiUfts of the town of Colccestre. 

The bailiffs of the to^vn of Maldon. 

The bailiffs of the town of Manytre. 

The bailiff's of the town of Orcwell. 

The mayor and bailiffs of the town of Huntyngdon. 

The mayor and bailiffs of the city of Ely. 

The mayor and bailiffs of the town of Norhampton. 

The bailiffs of the towii of Yakesle. 

The mayor and bailiffs of the city of Rochester. 

The bailiffs of the town of Middelton. 

The baiUffs of the town of Faversham. 

The mayor and bailiffs of the city of Canterbury. 

The mayor and bailiffs of the towai of Sandewic. 

The bailiffs of the towai of Dovorre. 

The mayor and bailiffs of the town of la Rye. 

The bailiffs of the town of Romeneye. 

The maj'or and baiUffs of the town of Hastpiges. 

The mayor and bailiff's of the town of Wynchelse. 

The baihffs of the city of Cicestre. 

The bailiffs of the to«ni of Shorham. 

The baihft's of the town of Lewes. 

The mayor and bailiffs of the town of Suthampton. 

The mayor and bailiffs of the city of Winchester. 

The bailiffs of the tow^l of Weymuth. 

The baihffs of the towTi of Pole. 

The baihffs of the town of Briggewauter. 

The mayor and bailiff's of the city of Exeter. 

The baihffs of the town of Plymmuth. 

The bailiff's of the towTi of Dertemuth. 

The bailiff's of the town of Fowy. 

The baihffs of Falemuth. 

Ralph Spigumell constable of Dovorre castle and warden of the 
Cinque Ports. 

To the sheriff of Northumberland. Like order, mutatis mutandis, 
to cause proclamation to be made in singular the cities, boroughs, market 
to^^^lS and other places in his baihwick, within liberties and without 
The hke to the following : — 
The sheriff of York. 
The sheriff of Lincoln. 



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lJj(Ji>. Membrane 3d — cont. 

The sheriff of Norffolk. 

The sheriff of Suffolk. 

The sheriff of Suthampton. 

The sheriff of Dorset. 

The sheriff of Somerset. 

The sheriff of Essex. 

The sheriff of Cantebrigge and Huntingdon. 

The sheriff of Norhampton. 

The sheriff of Kent. 

The sheriff of Suffolk (sic). 

The sheriff' of Devon. 
1 orTQ The sheriff" of Cornwall. 

Jan. 8. To the sheriff of Dorset. Order, upon the petition of John Husee, 

Westminster, to stay the exigents against him by the mainprise of Thomas 
Warenere and Hugh Crane of the county of Suthampton, provided 
the same do not concern a felony, causing copies of the writs against 
the said John to the sheriffs addressed to be delivered to him ; as his 
petition she\^s that without his knowledge he is put in exigents in 
Dorset to be outlawed by a process made in the king's court, and that he 
is ready to answer according to the laws and stand to right in all things, 
praying a stay of the exigents until the day the same are returnable ; 
and the said Thomas and Hugh have mainperned before the king in 
chancery under a pain of 40/. to have his body in the king's court when 
the exigents shall be returnable to answer the king and others 
whatsoever. 

Membrane Id* 
Jan. 18. To the mayor and bailiffs of the to^\Tl of Bristol. Order for particular 
Westminster, causes, under pain of forfeiture, on sight of these presents to cause pro- 
clamation to be made on the king's behalf forbidding any man secretly 
or openly to take any corn to Wales or any foreign parts, or by craft 
or covin to presume so to do, under pain of forfeiture thereof and of the 
ships and vessels wherein it was put to be taken over, and order 
to arrest and keep under arrest until further order all corn found after 
the proclamation put in ships without the king's licence to be taken 
thither, with the ships wherein it is put. By K. and C. 



18()9, 



Charter of Stephen Randulph chaplain, giving with warranty to 
Sir William de Harewell rector of Penhurst and Richard Mauffe, 
their heirs and assigns, all lands, houses, messuages, gardens, arable 
lands, woods, wood ground, meadows, waters, ponds, hedges, trees, 
rents, reliefs, escheats, rights etc. in the parish of Penshurst in a place 
called Hauedenne and in the parish of Chidyngston, as shewn by metes 
and bounds, which he the said Stephen had of the gift and feoffment 
of Wilham Coleville. Dated London, 5 June 37 Edward III. 
Witnesses : William Salman, John de Haueden', William Sleghtre, 
Thomas de Esshore, John Morcok. 

Writing of Stephen Randulf chaplain, rector of Coudenne, being 
a letter of attorney to Henry atte Sole to dehver to Sir W^illiam 
Harewell rector of Pensherst and Richard Mauffe seisin of the lands 
and rights in the parish of Pensherst and Chidyngston which he the 
said Stephen purchased of William Coleville, as in his charter of 
feoffment to them contained. Dated London, 5 June 37 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment of the foregoing charter and 
writing, 8 February this year. 

* Membrane 2d is blank. 



(117) 



44 EDWARD TIL 



1370. Mi:mi:i!.\xic 25. 

Feb. 3. To the sheriff of Oxford and Berkshire for the time being. Order 

Westminster, of the issues of those counties to pay to Edmund Ciffard the arrears 
of &(l. a day from 'i January last, and henceforward to pay liim that 
daily sum during his Ufe according to the king's letters patent, taking 
his acquittance for every payment ; as on that date the king of his 
favour granted the said Ednmml for good service iSd. a day by the 
hantls of the sheritf for his wages for Ufe or until other order be 
taken for his estate. 
Et erat patens. 

Feb. 4. To the bailiffs of the king's manor of Wodlyng for the time being. 

Westminster. Order of the issues of the said manor henceforward to pay 2d. a day 
to Roger Wemme, late servant of Juliana de Leybourne countess of 
Huntingdon, according to the king's letters patent, taking his 
acquittance ; as for good service to the said countess the king of his 
favour has grantetl the said Roger 2d. a day to be taken by the hands 
of the said bailiffs during his life or until other order be taken for 
his estate. By K. 

Et erat patens. 

Feb. 12. To the mayor and bailiff's of the town of Bristol, and to the king's 

Westminster, receiver there for the time being. Order to i)ay to the abbot and 
monks of Teukesbury every year as well QOs. of the rent of Bristol 
mill as 14/. lO*'. for the tithe of the rents of the said town, as the same 
used to be paid them heretofore, with the arrears thereof since the 
death of Queen Philippa, taking the said abbot's acquittance ; as 
lately at the suit of the abbot, averring that time out of mind Robert 
son of Hamon, founder of the said abbey and lord of Bristol, by 
charter gave to the church of St. Mary Teukesbury and the monks 
there the tithe of all his rents of Bristol which was assessed at 14/. 10s. 
a year, that after William then earl of Gloucestre and lord of Bristol by 
charter confirmed this gift, and further gave to the church of St. James 
Bristol, which is a cell of the said abbey, 60s. yearly to be taken of liis 
mill of Bristol, that King Henry 111, to whose hands the said town 
came, on 14 July in the 20th year of his reign granted the then abbot 
that he and his successors [should have] the said 14|Z. which they were 
used to take as aforesaid every year at four terms, to wit a fourth 
part at Michaelmas, a fourth part at Christmas, a fourth part at 
Easter, and a fourth part at Midsummer, that King Edward II by 
letters patent on 1 June in the 18th year of his reign commanded 
Hugh le Dispenser son of Hugh le Dispenser earl {comiti) of Winchester, 
then keeper and farmer of the castle, town and barton of Bristol, to 
pay of his farm to the abbot and monks of Teukesbury 60s. of the 
rent of Bristol mills and 14/. 10s. in name of the tithe of the issues 
of that town, and that the bailiff's of the said town, which has now 
come to the king's hands by the said queen's death, who was tenant 
thereof for life by the king's grant, arc gainsaying the payment as 
well of the said tithe as of the said 60s., though the same have both 
been ever taken liitherto without impeachment by the abbot and his 



118 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1370. Membrane 25 — cont. 

predecessors from the time of the grants aforesaid untU Christmas 
last, as well when tlie town was in the hands of the king and of 
former kings as when it was in the said queen's liand, and praying the 
king to content him of the sums aforesaid amounting to 17/. lO*. a 
year, the king by writ commanded the treasurer and the barons of 
the exchequer to search the rolls of accounts rendered at the exchequer 
as well by tlie farmers of the town as by the bailiffs while the town was in 
the king's hands, and other roUs and memoranda concerning the business, 
and to certify in chancery under the exchequer seal what they should 
find ; and they have certified that upon search of the said rolls and 
memoranda there is found in the great roU of 5 Edward I, namely in 
the account of Richard Jeovene, son and heir of Bartholomew le 
Jeovene, of the issues of the said castle, town and barton from 
14 July in the 3rd year of that reign to 18 October in the 5th year, a 
payment to the monks of Teukesbury of 6O5. in the rent of Bristol 
mill for the year and 14/. lOs. in money for the year, in the great 
roll of the 6th year of that reign, in the account of Peter de la Mare 
from Michaelmas in the 5th year to Michaelmas in the 6th year, a 
like payment, in the great roll of the 8th year of that reign in the 
said Peter's account from Michaelmas in the 7th year to Michaelmas 
in the 8th year a like payment, and in the great roll of the 15th year 
of that reign, under Gloucester, that Hugh le Despenser the younger 
owes 105/. for the last half of that year at the rate of 210/. a year for 
the farm of the castle, town and barton of Bristol which on 3 May 
that year the king committed to him to hold during pleasure rendering 
that sum at the exchequer every year, one moiety at Michaelmas the 
other at Easter, keeping the same nevertheless at his own cost, and 
paying to the abbot and monks of Teukesbury every year 60s. of the 
rent of Bristol mill and 14/. IO5. for a chantry by them maintained 
within the castle for the souls of the king's ancestors ; and it is the king's 
will that the abbot and monks shall be contented thereof. 

Feb. 15. To Thomas de Musgrave escheator in Cumberland. Order for 
Westminster, particular causes to certify in chancery without delay under his seal 
the cause wherefore the lands which were of Robert le Bruyn knight 
and of Richard his son in Cumberland and the manor of Laysyngby 
are by the escheator taken into the king's hand, and the particulars 
and value thereof, sending again this writ, and delivering meanwhile 
to Randolph de Dacre all the lands and the manor aforesaid, together 
with the issues thereof taken. 

Feb. 10. To the same. Order to assign to Mary who was wife of William 

Westminster. Arturet tenant in chief dower of her said husband's lands taken into 
the king's hand by his death, sending the assignment under seal to 
be enrolled in chancery as usual ; as the king by letters patent has 
given her licence to marry whom she will, provided he be at the king's 
allegiance. 

Feb. 12. To John de Olneye escheator in Bukinghamshire. Order to remove 

Westminster, the king's hand from a messuage, 80 acres of land, 3 acres of meadow 
and 3 acres of wood in Wouburne, and from the issues thereof taken 
since the death of John son of John Bernard, who died on the eve of 
St. Matthew in the 42nd year of the reign, not meddling further there- 
with if in the king's hand for the cause hereinafter mentioned and for 
none other, saving to the king the issues thereof from the day when 



44 EDWARD 111. 119 



1370. Membrane 25 — cont. 

outlawry was publislicd against the said'John son of John until the 
day of his death ; as the king has learned by biquisition, taken by 
Nicholas de Styuecle late escheatt)r, tliat on Monday before the feast 
of St. Edmund the Kijig in tiie 38th year of his reign the said 
John the son was outlawed at the suit of Robert Thame citizen 
of London on a plea of account, that at his death he lield no lands 
in that county in ciiicf in his demesne as of fee, but that tlie jjremises, 
which are not held of the king, descended to him, after the death of 
John Bernard his father, that by virtue of a writ of the Common Bench 
to the said escheator addressed the same were taken into the king's 
hand and are yet in his hand, and that Edmund brother of the said 
John the son is his next heir and of full age. 

To John Froylle escheator in Oxfordshire. Order to remove the 
kings hand from a messuage, 7U acres of land, 4 roods of meadow and 
235. 6c/. of rent in Milton not held of the king, and from the issues 
thereof taken since the death of John son of John Bernard, who died 
24 August in the 42nd year of the reign, not meddling further there- 
with if in the king's hand for the cause hereinafter mentioned and for 
none other, saving to the king (as abo\e) ; as the king has learned by 
inquisition, taken by the escheator. that on Monday before 8t. Edmund 
the King in the 38th year of his reign the said John the son was 
outlawed (as above), that by fine levied in the king's court he held 
the premises at his death in fee tail, namely to him and the heirs of his 
body, with remainder for lack of such an lieir to Edmund his brother 
(yet living) and the heirs of Edmund's body, and that he died without 
an heir of his body, wherefore the premises ought to remain to the 
said Edmund and to the heirs of his body. 



Membrane 24. 

Feb. 6. To John de Rokwode escheator in Norffolk. Order in the presence 

Westminster, of Stephen de Wynselade, if upon warning he w ill attend, to assign and 
deliver to Mary who was wife of Thomas son of Andrew Braunche 
tenant in chief a third part of the lands of the said Thomas in his 
bailiwick taken into the long's hand by the death of tiie said Thomas, and 
to the said Steplien two thirds thereof, sending the assignment to be en- 
rolled in chancery ; as on 11 October in the 34th year of his reign, of the 
lands of the said Andrew which came to the king's hands by his death 
and by reason of the nonage of Thomas his sgn and heir, who died 
within age in the long's wardship, the king assigned to the said Mary 
in dower the manors of Northbarsham co. Norfolk and Piperharwe 
CO. Surrey and 12 marks of rent issuing from the manor and hundred 
of Frome in Selewode co. Somerset, commanding livery thereof to be 
given her ; and after at the suit of John Giffard, who with the king's 
licence has taken her to wife, and of the said Mary, averrmg that 
Bernard Brocas clerk recovered agamst them the said manor of 
Piperharwe by a jury of 24 knights which by the king's writ he 
obtained against them before the king to convict the jurors of an 
assize of novel disseisin concerning tenements in Piperharwe lately 
summoned and taken before the king at Kyngeston upon Thames 
between the said Thomas wliile within age and the said Bernard, 
Robert Adymot and Jolm de Muxenbroke, as appears by the record 
s , and process of the recovery which the king has caused to come before 



120 CALKNDAK OF CLOSK ROLLS. 



1370. Membrane 24 — cont. 

liiin in chancery, and praying the king to assign to them other lands 
of the said Thomas in recompense for tlie said manor assigned to the 
said Mary and recovered out of lier liands as aforesaid, the king 
ordered the sherilf of Somerset to give notice to the said Steplien 
de \Vynselade, son of Eleanor sister of the said Andrew who was wife 
of Richard de VVynselade, being cousin and heir of the said Thomas, to 
be in chancery in the (juinzaine of Midsummer last to shew cause 
\\herefore the lands of the said 'J'homas, whereof the king commanded 
livery to be given him as cousin and heir, should not be taken again into 
the king's hand, and dower thereof delivered to the said John and 
]\Iaiy in recompense for the manor so recovered, and further to do 
and receive ^\hat the court shoukl determine ; and because the said 
Stephen appearing accordingly at W'estminster by John de Burton 
clerk his attorney said nought to the purpose wherefore the said 
Mary should not thereof be dowered anew, the king thought good to 
take the lands of the said Thomas again into his hand, as well those 
delivered to the said Stepehn as those formerly assigned to the said 
Mary the manor of Piperharwe excepted, and ga\e the said John and 
Mary a day to be before him in chancery in the octaves of St. Hilary 
last to receive dower to be assigned her anew, ordering the sheriff 
to give notice to the said Stephen to be there at that day hi order 
to be present at the assignment of dower if he should think fit, and 
further to do and receive Avhat the court should determine ; and the 
said Stephen being so warned appeared that day in chancery, and 
being asked by the court whether he would be present at the 
assignment of dower said nought. 

The like to William Chcyne escheator in Somerset. 

Feb. 12. To John de Bisshopeston escheator in Kent. Order not to meddle 

Westminster, further with the manor of Brabourne taken into the king's hand by the 
death of David de Strabolgi earl of Athell, delivering to Elizabeth late 
his wife any issues thereof taken ; as the king has learned by inquisi- 
tion, taken by the escheator, that the said earl at his death held no 
lands in that county in chief, but held the said manor jointly with the 
said Elizabeth of the gift of Nicholas Dammory knight and John 
de Lenne clerk made with the king's licence to them and the heirs male of 
their bodies, and that the same is held in chief by the service of one 
knight's fee ; and the king has taken the fealty of the said Elizabeth. 

Feb. 12. To John de Cressyngham escheator in Norffolk. Order not to meddle 

Westminster, further with the manors of Possewyk, Westlexham, Styvekeye and 
Holkham taken into the king's hand by the death of David de 
Strabolgi earl of Atholl, delivering to Elizabeth late his wife any issues 
thereof taken ; as the king has learned by inquisition, taken by the 
escheator, that the said earl at his death held the same jointly with 
the said Elizabeth, the manors of Possewyk and Westlexham of the 
gift of William de Edyngton late bishop of Winchester and David de 
Wollore clerk, the manor of Styvekeye of the gift of Nicholas Damory 
knight and John de Lenne clerk made with the king's licence, and 
the manor of Holldiam of the gift of Nicholas Damory, Ehzabeth de 
Burgo and John de Lenne clerk to them and the heirs male of their 
bodies, and that the manors of Possewyk, Westlexham and Styvekeye 
are held in chief, the manor of Holkham of others than the king ; 
and the king has taken the fealty of the said Elizabeth. 



44 EDWARD III. 



121 



1370 Membrane 24 — cont. 

Feb. 12. To Alan de .Strotlier bailitV of the liberty of Tymlale. Order not 

Westminster, to meddle further with a moiety ot the site of the manor of Thornton 
in Tvndale, 1(50 aci'es of land there, two thirds of a water mill, a 
tenement called Keldreshays, L'eltreuerut, halt Keldre, Waynhope 
8yde with a park called \Vaynho[)e park, a moiety of Hemilhope, a 
hope called Bowes and 1(^ Belles, and a free farm of 41. 4d. arising from 
certain burgages within the town of Meuburgh in Tyndale, all taken 
into the king's hand by the death of David de 8traboJgi earl of Atholl, 
delivering to Elizabeth late his wife any issues thereof taken ; as the 
king has learned by in(|uisition, taken by the said baihff, that the 
said earl at his deatli held the premises jointly with the said EUzabeth 
in his demesne to them and the heirs male of the said earl's 
body, and that the same are held in chief as of the manor of Werk in 
Tyndale by the ser\iee of the 30th part of one barony and by suit 
of the court of Werk in Tyndale every three weeks ; and the king has 
taken the fealty of the said Elizabeth. 

Feb. 12. To Walter de Kelby escheator in Lincolnshire. Order not to meddle 

Westminster, further with the manor of Geynesburgh taken into the king's hand 
by the death of Da\ id de 8trabolgy earl of Atholl, delivering to 
Elizabeth late his wife any issues thereof taken ; as the king has 
learned by in(|uisition, taken by the escheator, that the said earl at 
his death held the said manor jointly with the said Elizabeth to them 
and the heirs male of their bodies, and that the same is held of others 
than the king. 

Feb. 24. To the collectors of customs in the port of Great Jernemuth. Order, 

Westminster, upon the i)etition of Walter Barde merchant of Lumbardy, to suffer the 
balances and weights appointed for weighing of wool in the port of 
Great Jernemuth to be brought to the port of Gippewic, and the said 
Walter's wool to be weighed and eocketed from time to time when it 
shall come thither, suffering him by himself and his servants there 
to lade the same in ships when so weighed and eocketed, and to take 
it whither they will after receipt of the customs and subsidies there- 
upon due ; as his petition shew s that he purposes to buy certain wool 
in Norffolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire, Huntingdonshire and Essex to 
his own use, praying licence to take the same to Gippewic which is 
within the limits of the said collectors' bailiwick and there lade it in 
ships and take it to foreign parts to make his advantage thereof. 



Feb. 22. To the collectors of customs in the port of London. Order, upon the 

Westminster, petition of 8imon ' van the W'ard ' of Flanders merchant, to view letters 
of cocket to him made in Wales, and if thereby assured that certain 
wool of the growth of Wales was weighed and eocketed at the staple 
of Kermerdyn, and that the custom thereupon due was well and 
truly paid as it is said, to suffer him to lade the same in the port of 
London and take them without let to foreign parts without a second 
payment of custom or subsidy ; as his petition shews that he bought 
74 sacks 8 stone of such w ool of William ^'enour merchant of London 
and 6\ sacks 7 stone of John Westby merchant to take to foreign 
parts to make his advantage thereof, and that the collectors are 
demanding of him custom and subsidy as if it were not already eocketed 
and customed, although it was at the said staple weighed and eocketed 
and the custom well and truly paid as by the letters of cocket appears, 
praying for remedy ; and in the ordinances lately made for holding 



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1870. Membrane 24 — cant. 

staples of wool within the realm it is contained that it shall be lawful 
for men of Ireland and Wales, w ho in those parts may not deliver their 
wool, woolfells and hides to foreign merchants, to come with them 
to any of the staples in England after the same are cocketed and 
customed in Ireland or Wales, and that when they shall so come 
bringing thither the letters of cocket in witness thereof, they nor the 
merchants who buy of them shall not a second time pay customs or 
subsidies thereupon. I'roviso that no wool of tlie growth of England 
shall by colour of these presents be taken over among the wool 
aforesaid. 

Feb. 14. To the treasurer and the barons ot the exchequer. Order to stay 

Westminster, their demand made by exchequer summons upon William late provost 
of Wengham and now bishop of Cicestre to answer to the king for the 
issues and profits of the temporalities of the said bishopric to the 
king pertaining from 4 June to 9 June last, thereof discharging as well 
the said William as John de Bisshopeston cschcator in Sussex, Surrey, 
Kent and Middlesex ; as on 4 June the king took the fealty 
of William late bishop of Cicestre, translated by the pope to be 
bishop of Worcester, and restored to him the temporalities of that 
bishopric, and after on 9 June he took the fealty of the said provost, 
promoted by the pope to be bishop of Cicestre, and restored to him the 
temporalities of that bishopric, of his favour pardoning him the issues 
and profits thereof between those dates which pertain to the king. 
[Fcedera.] 

Membrane 23, 

Feb. 2. Order to the sheriff of Cornwall to cause a coroner to be elected 

Westminster, instead of William Boneface, who is insufficiently qualified. 



Jan. 30. Order to the sheriff of York to cause a coroner to be elected instead 
Westminster, of Geoffrey Randolf, who is insufficiently qualified. 

Feb. 15. To William Banastre of Yorton escheator in Salop. Order to cause 
Westminster. William son and heir of John son of John de Bentele tenant in chief 
to have seisin of his said father's lands taken into the king's hand by his 
death ; as the said William has proved his age [before] the escheator, 
and the king has respited his homage and fealty until the quinzaine 
of Easter next. 

Feb. 18. To John Froylle escheator in Berkshire. Order not to meddle 

Westminster, further with a messuage and one carucate of land in Bouklond taken 
into the king's hand by the death of Thomas de Alberton, delivering 
to Mary late his wife any issues thereof taken ; as the king has learned 
by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that the said Thomas at his 
death held no lands in chief, but held the premises jointly with the 
said Mary, to them and the heirs of the said Thomas, of others than 
the king. 

Feb. 22. To William Banastre escheator in Salop. Order to cause Thomas 

Westminster, son of Thomas de Alvedele, cousin and heir of Thomas de Al\edele 

tenant in chief, to have seisin as well of the lands of the said Thomas 

his grandfather as of those lands of his heritage held by Dionisia who 

was wife of his said grandfather, which were taken into the king's 



44 EDVVAKD 111. 



123 



1370. Membrane 23 — cont. 

liancl l)y their deaths ; as tlic said ThomaH son of Thomas has proved 
his age before the escheator, and the king has taken his homage and 
fealty. By p.s.* 

Feb. 7. To John de Ohieye escheator in Cambridgeshire and Bukingham- 

Westminster. sliire. Order to deliver to Tlionias son of Thomas de Hello Campo 
earl of Warrewyk the manor of Kirtlyng witli the advowsons of 
Whittlesford and Bryngele tliereto pertaining, the manors of Hamps- 
lak and Quernedon co. Bukingham, 10 marks of rent in Long Stanston 
CO. Cantebrigge issuing from a manor [called] Toiiyesft e,and the offices 
of chamberlain and usher in the exchequer in Bukingliamshire, taken 
into the king's hand by the said earl's death, together with the issues 
thereof taken ; as the king has learned by divers inquisitions, taken 
by the escheator, that tiic said earl at his death held no lands in those 
counties in chief in his demesne as of fee, but by fine levied in the king's 
court with his licence held the manor of Kirtlyng and the said 
advowsons in chief for his hfe of the grant of Jolin de Melbourne and 
Roger de Ledebury clerks to the said carl and Guy his son and the 
heirs male of the said Guy's body, the manors of Hampslak and 
Quernedon by like tine to the said earl and Katherine his wife (likewise 
deceased) for tlieir lives with remainder to the said Guy and to the 
heirs male of his body, remainder for lack of such heirs as well of those 
manors as of the manor of Kirtlyng and the said advowsons to Thomas 
brother of the said Guy and to the heirs male of his body, that the said 
Guy is dead without issue male, wherefore the same ought by virtue 
of the said fines to remain to the said Thomas as aforesaid, also that 
the said earl at his death held for life the rent and offices aforesaid 
by a like fine, the said offices with remainder to the said Thomas and 
the heirs male of his body ; and the king has taken his homage and 
fealty. By p.s. 



Feb. 7. To William Auncell escheator in Gloucestershire and Herefordshire 

Westminster, and in the march of Wales adjacent. Order to deliver to Thomas 
son of 'J'homas de Bello Campo earl of Warrewyk the castles, manors, 
land and advowson hereinafter mentioned, which were taken into the 
king's hand by the said earl's death, together with the issues thereof 
taken ; as the king has learned by divers inquisitions, taken by the 
escheator, that the said earl at his death held no lands in those counties 
in chief in his demesne as of fee, but by tine levied in the king's court 
with his licence held Pains Castle (Ca^"<r«m MatilV) and the manor of 
Eluell with the appurtenances in the said march in chief for his life 
of the grant of John de Melbourne and Roger de Ledebury clerks 
to the said earl and Guy his son and to the heirs male of Guy's body, 
the castles of Sweneseye and Oystresmoutli and the land of Gower in the 
said march by a like tine of the grant of Ralph earl of Stafford, Robert 
de Herle and Richard de Pyriton to the said earl and Katherine his 
wife (likewise deceased) with remainder to the said Guy and the heirs 
male of his bod\', with remainder of all the premises for lack of such 
issue to Thomas brother of the said Guy and the heirs male of his 
body, that the said Guy is dead without issue male, wherefore the 



* The warrant of tlus date (p.s. 28214) is for a writ of livery of liis father's 
lands to Tliomas son of Thomas de -Alvedele, no mention being made of his 
grandfather, or of Dionisia. See, however, the inquisitions post mortem Thomas 
de Alvydeleve (35 Edward III, pt. 1, no 61 and Dionisia de Alvedele 
(43 Edward III, pt. 1, no. 1). 



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1370. Membrane 23 — cont. 

same ouj^lit to remain to the said Thomas as aforesaid, also that by 
a hke fine the said earl held in chief for his life the manors of Abbir- 
dewie (Abbridewe) and Kylneye in the said march, of Wykwan, 
Lydeneye and Cheddeworth and the advowson of Nategrave, with 
remainder thereof, as of Sweneseye and Oystresmouth castles and the 
land of Gower, to the said Thomas and the heirs male of his body ; and 
the king has taken his homage and fealty. By p.s. (the same writ). 

Feb. 15. To Thomas de Musgrave escheator in Cumberland. Order to take 

Westminster, the fealty of Eleanor who was wife of John de Raghton according to 
the form of a schedule enclosed, and to deliver to her four tenements in 
Langholm, three tenements and the moiety of one water mill in the 
town of Gamelsby, three tenements in Cruddayk, a piece of land 
called Blakthwayt and a tenement at Crinkledyk taken into the king's 
hand by the said John's death, together w ith the issues thereof taken ; 
as the king has learned by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that 
the said John at his death held no tenements in that county in chief 
in his demesne as of fee, but held the premises of the said Eleanor's 
heritage in chief by knight service and by the service of rendering 40.9. 
at the exchequer of Karliol by the hands of the sherifif for the time 
being, and 2d. to cornage ; and the king has taken the homage of 
the said Eleanor. By p.s. [28206.J 

Membrane 22. 

Feb. 14, To the arrayers of men at arms, armed men, hobblers and archers 
Westminster, in Kent. Order upon their allegiance and under pain of forfeiture, 
in consideration of the hurt and peril that are to be feared for lack of 
furnishing of the men of the realm, in this time of need to cause the 
furnishing of arms and arraying of fencible men in that county to 
be completed within Hberties and without, sparing none of whatsoever 
estate or condition, and causing the men at arms, armed men, hobblers 
and archers so arrayed to be kept in array, so that before Palm Sunday 
next they may be well armed, arrayed and tried, ready to march on 
the king's service against his enemies to overcome them and defeat their 
maUce within the realm wherever and whenever danger shall threaten 
and need be, so bearing themselves in tliis behalf that by their neglect, 
lukewarniness or default no hurt or peril shall happen to the king or 
to his realm ; as lately being desirous to guard against the hurt and 
peril aforesaid the king appointed the arrayers, four, three and two 
of them, by themselves and their deputies to array all the fencible 
men in the county between the ages of 16 and 60, to cause all men 
at arms, armed men, hobblers and archers to be furnished with com- 
petent arms every man according to his estate, possessions and means, 
to be put in thousands, hundreds and twenties, and to be kept in 
array, so that by a set daj^ now past they should be arrayed, furnished 
and tried, and should be kept in array ready to march for defence of 
the realm whenever peril should threaten by invasion of the enemy 
and they should have warning, distraining and compelling all such 
men by imprisonment, seizure of their goods and chattels and of their 
lands and otherwise, so to arm and array themselves, whereof the arrayers 
have taken heed to do little or nothing as the king has learned, although 
by inroads of the enemy grievous peril is daily threatening the king and 
realm, wherefore the king is moved to anger ; and the enemy are 
making ready a great fleet of ships and galleys upon the sea coast in 



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125 



1370. Membrane 22 — cont. 

divers parts with a host of armed men in haste to invade the realm 
and speedily to overcome the king and his people and destroy his 
dominion, and it is the king's will by God's grace to resist such hurt and 
peril, and make provision so far as he may for the safety and defence 
of himself and his people. By K. and C. 

[Foedera.] 

The like to the arrayers in Surrey and 3.3 other counties, in the parts 
of Holand, Lyndeseye and Kesteven co. Lincoln, and in the parts of 
the Northithing, Estri thing and Westrithing co. York. 

[Ibid.] 

Feb. 8. To John Froylle escheator in Wiltesir. Order to take of Maud 

Westminster, who was wife of Walter Dansey tenant in chief an oath that she will 
not marry without the king's licence, and in presence of the heirs and 
parceners of that heritage, if upon warning they will attend, to assign 
her dower of her said husband's lands taken into the king's hand by 
his death, sending the assignment to be enrolled in chancery. 

To William Aunsell escheator in Herefordshire. Order to assign 
dower to the said Maud, of whom the king by John Froylle escheator 
in Wiltesir has taken an oath (as above). 

Feb. 5. To John de Bisshopeston escheator in Kent, Middlesex, Surrey and 

Westminster. Sussex. [Order] to cause Reynold de Cobham, son and heir of 
Reynold de Cobham tenant in chief, to have seisin as well of his said 
father's lands as of those held in dower or otherwise for life of his 
heritage by Joan who was wife of the said Reynold the father, and 
taken into tlie king's hand by tlieir death ; as Reynold the son has 
proved his age before the escheator, and the king has taken his 
homage and fealty. By p.s. [28170.] 

To Jolin Froylle escheator in Wiltesir. Like order ; as Reynold 
de Cobham the son has proved his age before John de Bisshopeston. 

By p.s. (the same writ). 



Jan. 26. To John Rous escheator in Leycestershire. Order not to meddle 

Westminster, further with the advo\^son of Bose worth church, namely of presenting 
thereto at the first turn, taken into the king's hand by the death of 
Bartholomew de Burghcrssli ; as the king has learned by inquisition, 
taken by William de Catesby late escheator, that the said Bartholomew 
at his death held no lands in that count}' in chief in his demesne as 
of fee, but held the said advowson, and that the same is held of others 
than the king. 

Feb. 14. To Thomas de Musgrave escheator in Northumberland. Order to 

Westminster, deliver in dower to Elizabeth who was wife of David de Strabolgy 
earl of AthoU tenant in chief two thirds of the manor of Ponteland 
extended at 16Z. 15s. lOkZ. a year, the hamlet of Liteleland at 40s. S^d., 
and 15 acres of meadow in Mitford extended at 125. a year, taken into 
the king's hand by the said earl's death and by reason of the nonage of 
his heirs ; as the king has assigned the premises to her, having taken 
of her an oath that she will not marry without his licence. 

Feb. 12. To Robert Russell escheator in Worcestershire. Order, upon the 

Westminster, petition of Ingelram lord of Coucy earl of Bedeford, to deliver to him 



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1370. Membrane 22— conf. 

of the kinjr's favour a third part of the lands of Geoffrey de 
Comewaille knight tenant in chief taken into tiie king's hand by the 
death of Cicely who was wife of the said Geoffrey, together with the 
issues thereof taken ; as on 5 Noveni])er in the 30th year of his reign 
the king of his favour granted to the said earl by letters patent the ward- 
ship of the said Geoffrey's lands, which are in the king's hand by hia 
death and by reason of the nonage of his heir, to hold until the said 
heir's lawful age together with the marriage of the heir, without 
rendering aught to the king ; and now the said earl has prayed for 
livery of the third part thereof assigned by the said earl to the said 
Cicely in dower. 

Feb. 10. To the mayor and bailiffs of the town of Lenne. Order, upon the 

Westminster, petition of Henry Lescrope captain of the town of Calais, to suflFer 
the said Henry by himself or his servants without let to lade 100 
quarters of wheat bought and purveyed in Suffolk in ships in the port 
of Lenne and take it to Calais, any proclamations, ordinances or 
commands to the contrary notwithstanding ; as he has prayed licence 
so to do for his maintenance and the maintenance of his household. 

Feb. 8. To Thomas de Musgrave escheator in Westmorland. Order not 

Westminster, to meddle further with a third part of the manor of Burgham and 
44 acres of land and meadow thereto adjoining taken mto the king's 
hand by the death of John Cuthbert of Burgham, delivering ujj any 
issues thereof taken ; as the king has learned by inquisition, taken 
by the escheator, that the said John at his death held no lands in that 
county in chief in his demesne as of fee, but held the premises of others 
than the king. 

Membrane 21. 

Feb. 10. To Walter de Kelby escheator in Lincolnshire. Order to take 
Westminster, of Eleanor and Cicely daughters of Peter Bavent of Billesby security 
for payment of their relief at the exchequer, and in their presence, 
if upon warning they will attend, to make a partition of the manor of 
Billesby into two equal parts, causing the said Eleanor as elder 
daughter and the said Cicely to have seisin of their respective pur- 
parties, and sending tlie partition under seal to be enrolled in chancery ; 
as the king has learned b}' inquisition, taken b}' the escheator, that the 
said Peter at his death held the said manor in chief by knight service, 
and that the said Eleanor and Cicely are his next heirs and of full 
age ; and for 20s. bj' them paid to the king he has respited their homage 
and fealty until IVIichaelmas next. 
Vacated because upon the Fine Roll. 

Feb. 7. To John Rous e.scheator in Warwickshire. Order to deliver to Thomas 

Westminster, son of Thomas de Bello Campo earl of Warrewj'k the castle of War- 
rewyk, the manors of WarrcAvyk, Brayle, Claverton, Thoneworth, Sutton 
in Colefeld, Berkeswell and Lythechum, also the manor of Bereford, 
40 marks of rent in Morton Daubeneye, one knight's fee in Alyncestre, 
and the advowson of Wolfhamcote church taken into the king's hand 
by the said earl's death, together with the issues thereof taken ; as the 
king has learned by inquisition, taken by AVilUam de Catesby late 
escheator, that the said earl at his death held no lands in that county 
in chief in liis demesne as of fee, but by fine levied in the king's court 
with his licence held the said castle and manors in chief of the grant 



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1370. Membrane 21 — cont. 

of John de Melbourne and Roger de Ledebury clerks to the said earl 
and Guy liis son and to the lieirs male of Gu3''s body, with remainder 
for lack of such an heir to the said Thomas brother of Guy and the 
heirs male of his body, and that tlic said Guy is dead without issue 
male, that by a like fine he heUl the said manor of Hereford, rent and 
fee in chief for his life with remainder to the said Thomas the son 
and to the heirs male of his body, and that the said earl and Thomas 
his son by fine levied as aforesaid ac(]uired the said 'advowson, which 
is not held of the king, of John Trillowe the younger and Joan his 
wife ; and the king has taken the homage and fealty of the said Thomas 
the son. By p.s. 

To Robert Russell escheator in Worcestershire. Order to deliver to 
Thomas son of Thomas de Bello Campo carl of Warrewyk the castle 
and shrievalty of Worcester with the hundreds, members and other 
appurtenances thereof, the manors of Elnele Lovet, Syntele, Abbedeleye 
and Yherdele, a moiety of one knight's fee in Rykmerleye, and the 
manor of Shraueleye, taken into the king's hand by the said earl's 
death, together with the issues thereof taken ; as the king has learned 
by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that by fine levied in the king's 
court with his licence the said earl at his death held the said castle and 
shrievalty, manors and moiety in chief for his life with remainder to 
the said Thomas the son and to the heirs male of his body, that by 
another fine he held the said manor of Sliraueleye likewise in chief 
for his life of the grant of John de Melbourne and Roger de Ledebury 
clerks to the said earl and Katherine his wife (likewise deceased) for 
their lives with remainder to Guy son of the said Guy [sic] and to the 
heirs male of his body, remainder for lack of such an heir to Thomas 
brother of the said Guy and to the heirs male of his body, and that he 
the said Guy is dead without issue male, wherefore the said manor 
ought by the form of the gift to remain to the said Thomas as 
aforesaid ; and the king lias taken the homage and fealty of the said 
Thomas. By p.s. (the same writ). 

Feb. 7. To Thomas de Musgrave escheator in Northumberland. Order to 

Westminster, deliver to Thomas son of Thomas de Bello Campo earl of Warrewyk 
Bernard's Castle and the manor of Gaynford taken into the king's hand 
by the said earl's death, together with the issues thereof taken ; as the 
king has learned by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that the said 
earl at his death held no lands in that county in chief in his demesne 
as of fee, but b\'^ fine levied in the king's court with his licence held 
the said castle and manor in chief for his life of the grant of John 
de Melbourne and Roger Ledebury clerks to the said earl and 
Guy his son and the heirs male of Guy's body with remainder for 
lack of such an heir to Thomas brother of the said Guy and to the heirs 
male of his body, and that the said Guy is dead without issue male 
wherefore the premises ought by tlie form of the gift to remain to 
the said Thomas as aforesaid ; and the king has taken his homage 
and fealty. By p.s. (the same writ). 

To Richard de Wydeville escheator in Norhamptonshire and Rote- 
land. Order to deliver to Thomas son of Thomas de Bello Campo 
earl of Warrewyk the manors of Berughton and Gretham and the 
hundred of \A>angd3'k co. Roteland taken into the king's hand by the 
said earl's deatli, together with the issues thereof taken, but not to 



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1370. Membrane 21 — cent. 

meddle further Avith tlio manor of Potterospyrie co. Norliampton 
likewise taken into the king's iiand, deUvering up any issues thereof 
taken : as tlie king lias kiarned by divers intpiisitions, taken by the 
escheator, that the said earl at his death lield no lands in those counties 
in chief in his demesne as of fee, but by fine lately mfide in the king's 
court held for his life the inanor of l*oteres])yrie, which is not held 
of the king, of tlie grant of John de Melburne and Roger Ledebury 
clerks to the said earl and Katherine his \\ife (likewise deceased) 
with remainder to Guy the said earl's son and the heirs male of his 
body, remainder for lack of such an heir to Thomas brother of the 
said Guy and the heirs male of his body, that by another fine levied 
with tlie king's licence the said earl held for his life the other manors 
and hundred aforesaid in chief, with remainder to Reynbrun his 
son (now deceased) for life, remainder to Guy brother of Reynbrun and 
to the heirs male of his body, remainder for lack of such an heir to 
Thomas brother of Guy and to the heirs male of his body, and that the 
said Gu}^ is dead without issue male, wherefore all the premises ought by 
virtue of the said fines to remain to the said Thomas as aforesaid : and 
the king has taken his homage and fealty. By p.s. (the same writ). 

To John de Welde escheator in Essex and Hertfordshire. Order to 
deliver to Thomas son of Thomas de Bello Campo earl of Warrewyk the 
manors of Welcommestowe co. Essex and Flamstede co. Hertford, one 
knight's fee in Beruglios and the advowsons of Fambrigge and Stanbrigge 
CO. Essex taken into the king's hand by the said earl's death, together 
with the issues thereof taken ; as the king has learned by divers 
inquisitions, taken by the escheator, that the said earl at his death 
held no lands in those counties in chief in his demesne as of fee, but by 
fine levied in the king's court with his licence held the said manors 
in chief of the grant of John de Melbourne and Roger de Ledebury 
clerks to the said earl and Guy his son and to the heirs male of Guy's 
body, with remainder for lack of such an heir to Thomas brother of Guy 
and to the heirs male of his body, and that the said Guy is dead \a ithout 
issue male, wherefore the same ought to remain to the said Thomas 
by virtue of the said fine, also that by a like fine the said earl held for 
his life the said fee and advowsons in chief with remainder to the said 
Thomas his son and to the heirs male of his body ; and the king has 
taken his homage and fealty. By p.s. (the same writ). 

To Jolm Froille escheator in the counties of Suthampton and Wiltesir. 
Order to deliver to Thomas son of Thomas de Bello Campo earl of Warre- 
wyk the manor of Chiriel co. Wiltesir the rroiety of one knight's fee in 
Wodebergh co. Wiltesir and the advowson of the church thereof, two 
messuages and the office of pesager {oflicium pesagarie) in the town 
of Suthampton taken into the king's hand by the said earl's death, 
together Avith the issues thereof taken ; as the king has learned by 
divers inquisitions, taken by the escheator, that the said earl at his 
death held no lands in those counties in chief in his demesne as of fee, 
but held the said manor for liis life in chief by knight service of the grant 
of John Melbourne and Roger de Ledebury clerk made by fine levied in 
the king's court with his licence to the said earl and Guy his son and 
to the heirs male of Guy's body, with remainder for lack of such an 
heir to Thomas brother of the said Guy and to the heirs male of his 
body, that the said Guy is dead without issue male, wherefore the 
same ought by virtue of the said fine to remain to the said Thomas, 



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and that tlio said earl lield likewise in chief the said moiety, advowson, 
messuages and ofhce of the grant of .John de Bukyngham and certain 
others to him and the said Thomas his son and to the heirs male of 
the said son's body : and the king has taken the said son's homage 
and fealty. By p.s. (the same writ). 

Mi:Mnn.\M-: 20. 
March 1. To the collectors of customs in the port of Suthampton. Order, 
Wcstniinster. upon the ))etilion of James Jaeobyn merchant of Lumbardy, to cause 
the balances and weights appointed for weighing wool in the said port 
to be carried at the said merchant's cost to tlie port of Melcombc, 
and his wool to be there weighed and cocketed, suffering him by 
liiinself and his servants, after payment of the customs and subsidies 
thereupon due, to lade the wool so weighed and cocketed in ships not 
arrested nor appointed for the king's service, and without let to take 
it to foreign parts ; as his petition shews that he bought certain wool 
in divers parts of the realm, praying licence by himself and his servants 
to bring the same to the port of Melcombe which is within tlie said 
collectors' bailiwick, and there lade it and take it over sea whither ho 
will to make his advantage thereof. 

Feb. 24. To William Banastre of Yorton escheator in Salop. Order to cause 

Westminstpr. John de la More, son and heir of WilUam de la More tenant in chief, 

to have seisin of his father's lands taken into the king's hand by his 

death ; as the said John has proved his age before the escheator, 

and the king has taken his homage and fealty. By p.s. [28216.] 

March 12. To Thomas de Musgrave escheator in Cumberland. Order without 

Westminster, delay to execute what is incumbent upon his office in regard to Richard 

de Alanby of Cumberland, who is outlawed in Westmorland as the king 

has learned, as is wont to be done in like case, certifying his action 

in chancery under seal. 

March 14. To William Cheyne escheator in Somerset. Order to cause Roger 
Westminster. Dore and Joan his wife, daughter and heir of John son of John Inge 

tenant in chief, to have seisin of her said father's lands taken into 

the king's hand by his death and by reason of tlic said Joan's nonage ; 

as she has proved her age before the escheator, and the king has taken 

the fealty of the said Roger. 

To John FroLlle escheator in the counties of Suthampton and Oxford. 
Like order, as the said Joan has proved her age before William Cheyne. 

The like to William Auncell escheator in Gloucestershire and Here- 
fordshire. 

March 29. To the mayor and bailiffs of Coventre. Order to cause a coroner 

Westminster, of that town to be elected by the commonalty thereof instead of 

Thomas Nassyngton, who is insufficiently qualified as the king has 

learned by credible witness, wherefore the king has thought tit to 

remove him from office. 

March 18. To the collectors of customs in the port of St. Botolph and the 

Westminster, bailiffs of the town of Waynflete. Order, upon the petition of John 

Mercer and his fellows merchants of Scotland, to view certain letters 

of cocket under the seal of David de Bruys of Scotland, and if assured 

OR 9 



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1370. Memhrnnp 20— cont. 

thafc certain wool and hides cast upon tlie shore by Waynflete co. 
Lincoln were cocketed in Scothxnd and the custom due was there paid 
as it is said, to suffer the said merchants without let to [lade] the same 
in the said port and take them fthenco] without a second payment of 
custom or subsidy thereupon ; as in the truce lately made between 
the king and the said David, for themselves and their subjects, it is 
contained that during the said truce all men of either party may 
have intercourse with one another by land and sea, castles and towns 
closed and fortified excepted, and that in case a ship of either party 
by storm or other need be driven to touch at any ports in England or 
Scotland, the same may there peaceably touch and abide, finding it 
in victuals for a competent time, and without arrest or impediment 
may freely return thence with goods and men ; and now on behalf of the 
petitioners it is shewn the king that in Scotland they freighted a ship 
called ' la Magdeleyn of Scluse with certain wool, hides and woolfells of 
the growth of Scotland to take to Flanders and make their advantage 
thereof, that on the voyage thither the said ship was driven by stress 
of weather upon the sea coast aforesaid and there wrecked, the said 
wool and hides were cast ashore, and the seamen and merchants therein 
escaped alive to land, and that the said collectors and bailiffs are 
demanding of the said merchants custom and subsidy for the same 
for that they were landed, as if they were not before cocketed and 
customed, though they were cocketed as aforesaid and the custom 
paid, as by the said letters of cocket appears, praying for remedy. 
Proviso that no wool or hides of the growth of England shall by colour 
of these presents be taken with those to foreign parts. 

March 26. To the sheriffs of London. Order, if John de Assheby is yet in the 
Westminster, city of London, to proceed in a cause which is before them without the 
king's writ between Nicholas de Tamworth plaintiff and the said 
John concerning a debt of 55 marks, doing speedy justice to the 
parties according to the law and custom of England and of the said 
city, notwithstanding letters of protection with the clause volumus etc. 
which the king lately granted to the said John, believing him about 
to sail to Aquitaine on the king's service ; as the said John has not 
yet sailed tliither, but is abiding in the said city upon his own business, 
as the king has learned by credible witness. 

April 23. To the collectors of the petty custom in the port of St. Botolph 
Westminster, for the time being. Order of the issues of the said custom to pay 
to Agnes who was wife of John Permay of St. Bo'olph the arrears 
from 1 August last of 100s. a year for Michaelmas, Christmas and 
Easter terms, paying her henceforward the said sum every year at 
those terms and at IVIidsummer by even portions, and taking her 
acquittance, according to the king's letters patent of that date, granting 
of his favour to the said Agnes, for her said husband's good service, 
100^. a year of the said issues payable as aforesaid during her life. 
Et erat patens. 

Membrane 19. 

March 20. To the reeve or keeper of the manor of Cokeham for the time being. 

Westminster. Order of the issues of the manor to pay to John Godeshipman the 
arrears from 14 August last of I2d. a week, paying him that 
sum henceforward every week during his Ufe, and taking Ms 
acquittance for every payment, according to the king's letters patent 



44 EDWARD III. 131 



1370. Membrane 19 — cont. 

of that date, granting of his favour to the said John, for good service to 
Qucon Philippa in her life time, 12c?. a week for life in aid of his 
maintenance, payable as aforesaid. 

Feb. 21. To William de Wyndesore the king's lieutenant in Ireland, the 

VVestniinstor. chancellor and treasurer in Ireland. Order, upon the petition of the prior 
of Lanthony in Wales, in consideration that he may not without great 
hurt dwell without the priory, if he or his proctor in Ireland shall 
find security for finding so many armed men and archers for the 
defence of Ireland as pertain to him for his lands in Ireland, or the 
expenses of finding such men, and shall with others of the clergy in 
Ireland pay them tenths of his ecclesiastical benefices there, to 
remove the king's hand, and suffer the said prior or his proctor without 
let to take and bring to England for his maintenance the residue 
of the issues and profits of his said lands and benefices over and above 
the imposts aforesaid, notwithstanding that he does not there dwell 
in person ; as lately with the assent of the prelates, nobles and others 
of the council the king appointed that all lords and others of England 
having or claiming lordships, lands etc. in Ireland should be there 
at Easter last well arrayed and furnished with arms and men to dwell 
upon their lands and upon the conquest thereof, that in case for any 
inevitable need oi impediment any of them might not go thither in 
person, they should send others in their name at their own cost there 
to dwell upon the defence, governance and conquest of the same, 
and that in case they would not so do the king should take their 
lands and lordships into his hand to be given at- his pleasure to others 
who will there dwell as aforesaid ; and now by a plaint on behalf 
of the said prior it is shewn the king that the greatest part of his 
maintenance and of the maintenance of his convent is of the profit 
of lands and benefices in Ireland, that for his maintenance he has 
ever been wont to bring the issues and profits thereof from Ireland 
to England, and that the said lieutenant and others have commanded 
his lands in Ireland and the profits and emoluments of his benefices 
there to be taken into the king's hand for that the said prior in person 
made not his abode thereupon for the defence of Ireland, although 
brother John Leghton one of the monks his fellows, proctor and 
attorney general of the said prior and convent in Ireland, has 
according to the said ordinance found from the date thereof and is 
yet ready to find for defence of Ireland the due quota of men at arms, 
armed men and archers for the quantity of the said lands there, and 
has with others of the clergy of Ireland paid tenths of the said benefices, 
wherefore the said prior has prayed for removal of the king's hand 
and licence to bring the residue of the said issues and profits to 
England as aforesaid. 

March 20. To William Auncel escheator in Gloucestershire. Order to take 
Westminster, of Alice who was wife of Peter de Gloucestre tenant in chief an oath 
that she will not marry without the king's licence, and to assign and 
deliver her dower of her said husband's lands taken into the king's 
hand by his death, sending the assignment under seal to be enrolled 
ui chancery. 

April G. To the mayor and bailiffs of the town of Bristol. Order, under pain 

Westminster, of forfeiture, to cause the owners and masters of the ships of that 

town arrested in the port for the king's service to have without delay 



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Membrane 19 — cont. 



80 many armed men, archers and seamen of the best of that town 
and of the hborty thereof as shall be needful for furnishing the same 
to sail on the king's service at his wages as they shall be commanded ; 
as great number of ships are there arrested and appointed to sail for 
defence of the realm, wherefore the owners and masters thereof have 
prayed the king to provide them with men as aforesaid. 

May 2, To the farmers, bailiffs or otlier the keepers of the king's manor of 

Westminster. Snetesham co. Norffolk for the time being. Writ de intendendo, 

. directing them of the issues of the manor to pay to Hugh Lyngeyn 

and Agatha his wife the arrears of 3^. a day since the death of Queen 

Philippa, and henceforward to pay them that daily sum, taking their 

ac(iuittance ; as for their good and willing service the said queen 

so far as in her lay lately granted that daily sum to the said Hugh 

and Agatha of the issues of the said manor for their lives and the life 

of the longest liver, and the king by letters patent has granted them 

that they shall have the same accordingly. 

Et erat patens. 

May 8. To the abbot of Stratford co. Essex for the time being. Writ de 

Westminster, intendendo, directing him to pay hencefo^^^'ard every year to Richard 
de Pembrugge during his life lOOs. to him surrendered by Thomas 
Temese ; as the king's daughter Joan princess of Aquitaine and 
Wales, sometime wife of Thomas de Holand, granted to the said 
Richard for life a yearly farm of 11/. which the said abbot is bound 
to render to her and her heirs for the manors of Svidbury and Hamme, 
and by divers writings the said Richard with the king's licence gave 
the said farm, IOO5. thereof to the said Thomas Temese, 60s. to John 
de Estbury, and 6O5. to John de Walden and to their assigns 
respectively to be taken during his life by the hands of the abbot, 
and the said Thomas Temese by his writing has surrendered the 
said 100s., as the said Richard has witnessed before the king. 
Et erat patens. 



Membrane 18. 

April 20. To William Auncell escheator in Gloucestershire. Order to deliver 
Westminster, of the king's gift to William Melbourne and Roger Dore all the issues 
and profits by him taken since 20 November in the 39th year of the 
reign of a messuage, one virgate of land and 40s. of rent in the tow^n 
of Lee ; as on that day for their good service the king by letters patent 
granted them the w^ardship of all the lands which were of John son 
of John Inge tenant in chief, and were in the king's hand by his death 
and by reason of the nonage of his heir, to hold until the said heir's 
lawful age, with her marriage, under this condition that at their own 
costs they should sue for recovery of the king's right in the said ward- 
ship and marriage by certain persons long fraudulently concealed and 
Avithheld, and that in case at their suit the king's said right should be 
recovered they should have all the profit thereof for the time to come, 
answ'er being made to the king for such profit for the time past since the 
said John's death, and that being applied to the king's advantage ; 
and it is found by inquisition, taken by the escheator at the king's com- 
mand, that at his death the said John the son held the premises in 
chief in his demesne as of fee by the service of keeping a certain baili- 
wick of the forestership of la I-ee in the forest of Micheldene ; and 
the king having recovered the Avardship of the premises and the 



44 EDWARD ill. 



133 



1370. 



Membrane 18 — cont. 



marriage of Joan daughter and heir of the deceased, it is his will that 
his said grant should take effect. Proviso that answer be made to 
the king for the issues of the premises from the said John's death 
to 20 November aforesaid. 

April 28. To Thomas de Musgrave cscheator in Yorkshire. Order to assign 
Westminster, to Joan who was wife of John Lely the younger tenant in chief dower 
of her said husband's lands taken into the king's hand by his death, 
togetlier with the issues thereof taken from 1 October in the 41st year of 
the reign, sending the assignment under seal to be enrolled in chancery ; 
as on that date the king ordered John de Scotherskelf then cscheator 
to take of her an oath that she would not marry \\ithout the king's 
licence, and to assign her dower of the said lands, sending the assign- 
ment to be enrolled as aforesaid ; and now by plaint of the said Joan the 
king has learned that, though the late cscheator took of her an oath 
according to that command, he refused to assign her dower, wherefore 
she has prayed the king for remedy. 

May 1. To the sheriff of Lincoln. Order on sight of these presents to cause 

Westminster, proclamation to be made in the cities, boroughs and towns in his 
baihwick where need be within Uberties and without, that no stranger 
or privy person shall under pain of forfeiture thereof expose any 
cloths for sale before the subsidy upon cloths for sale lately granted 
to the king for remission of the forfeiture of alnage be thereupon 
paid and the cloths scaled under the seal appointed for the purjDOse, 
that no drapers or clothmakers shall deliver any cloths from their 
keeping nor suffer them to pass out of their hands before the said 
subsidy be paid and the cloths sealed as aforesaid, and that aU mayors, 
baiUffs and ministers of the king and others of the county shall under 
pain of forfeiture be obedient and intendant to Thomas de Thomhagh 
of Lincoln and his deputies in all things that pertain to them, and 
himself to receive from time to time of them and every of them by 
indentiire containing the quantity, value, description and ownership 
thereof aU cloths by them taken as forfeit into the king's hand, 
delivering to the said Thomas or to his attorneys the third part 
thereof, and safe keeping the other two thirds to the king's use 
until further order ; as according to covenants made between the 
king and the said Thomas the king has by an indenture granted and 
to farm let to him for a set rent the said subsidy in Lincolnshire and 
Roteland for three years from 6 May next, together with a third part 
of forfeited cloths ; and now on behalf of the said Thomas the king 
has learned etc. {as above, p. 88). By bill of the treasurer. 

The like to the sheriff of Roteland for the said Thomas. 

May 8. The like to the sheriff of Norhampton, to deliver to John Nokton a 

Westminster, third part of the forfeiture for one year from that date. 



Membrane 17. 

May 5. To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Order to stay 

Westminster, their demand made by exchequer summons upon William de Wyke- 

ham now bishop of Winchester to answer to the king concerning fmes, 

amercements, forfeited issues, the year and a day and waste, rents, 

protits, emoluments, and recognisances of tenants, liberties, issues etc. 



134 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1370. Membrane 17 — cont. 

of the men and tenants of his lands and fees whatsoever in any the 
king's courts to his bishopric pertaining and to the teraporahties tliereof 
wliicli fell in time of the last vacancy, discharging as well the said 
bishop as the sheriff of Suthampton of all such fines etc. which 
pertained to the king by reason of that vacancy, or might have pertained 
to him if the same had b.en kept in th ; king's hand, suffering the said 
bishop to have and enjoy all such fines etc. according to the charter, 
letters patent and grants hereinafter recited, and not troubling the 
said bishop and sheriff contrary to the same ; as on 8 June in the 
9th year of his reign the king by charter granted to Adam then bishop 
of Winchester that he and his successors should have for ever all 
fines for mercies, trespasses and licence to concord, all amercements 
and forfeited issues, all that might pertain to the king for the year 
and a day and for waste of all men and tenants of his lands and fees in 
whatsoever court of the king they should be fined or amerced, forfeit 
issues or be adjudged to the year and a day and to waste as well before 
the king in chancery, before the treasurer and the barons of the 
exchequer, the steward and marshal, or the clerk of the market of 
the houseliold for the time being as in other courts before the king's 
justices and ministers whatsoever as well in his presence as in his 
absence, whicli fines etc. might pertain to the king if they were not 
granted to the bishop, so that the bishop and his successors might by 
themselves, their bailiffs and ministers, take and have such fines etc., 
distraining for them when need be, without let of the king, his justices, 
escheators, sheriffs, baiUffs or ministers A\hatsoever ; and after on 
1 December in his 40th year, for a great sum in hand paid in his chamber 
by the said now bishop, being then archdeacon of Lincoln, the king 
by letters patent granted him the keej^ing of the said bishopric, then 
in the king's hand, and all the temporalities thereof, with the rents, 
profits, emoluments, recognisances of tenants, liberties, knights' fees, 
advowsons of churches, issues etc. pertaining thereto and to the king 
by reason of the vacancy, to hold from the death of William de 
Edyndon late bishop so long as the said bishopric and temporalities 
should remain in the king's hand without rendering aught to the king 
over and above the sum aforesaid. 

May 6. To William Latymer keeper of the king's forest beyond Trent, or 

Westminster, to his representative in Ingelwode forest. Order, if Robert son of 
John Frere of Karhol, taken and imprisoned in KarUol prison for a 
trespass of venison in the said forest whereof he is indicted it is said, 
shall find him twelve true men of that baih\\ick who will mainpern 
the said Robert to have him before the king's justices in eyre for 
pleas of the forest in Cumberland to stand to right concerning the 
said trespass when they shaU next come tliither, to dehver the said 
Robert to bail if replevisable according to the assize of the forest, 
bringing before the said justices the names of such mainpernors and 
this writ. 

May 10. To Nicholas de Morewode. Order not to meddle henceforward in 

Westminster, aught affecting the office of guardian of the peace and justice of oyer 

and terminer in Roteland, although the king lately joined him with 

those appointed to that office, with them to preserve the peace and 

perform other tilings in the king's letters patent contained ; as for 

, particular causes the king has thought good altogether to discharge 

the said Nicholas. 



44 EDWARD III. 



m 



1870. Memljruiie 17 — cont. 

March 20, To the sheriff of Oxford. Order to cause a verderer of the forest 
Westminster, of Whichowode to be elected instead of Ralpli Frettewell, who is too 
infirm and aged to perforin that office as the king has learned. 

Jan. 27. To the sheriff of Stafford. Order to cause a coroner to be elected 

Westminster, instead of Philip de Bobynton, who is insufficientlj^ quaUfied. 

May 15. To the sheriff of Norffolk, Order to cause a coroner to be elected 

Westminster, instead of William Alisaundre, who is insufficiently qualified. 

June 28, To the sheriff of York. Order to cause a coroner to be elected 
Westminster, instead of Thomas Dautry, who is too infirm and aged for the exercise 
of his office as by credible witness the king has learned, wherefore he 
has removed liim. 

June 22. To the sheriff of Devon. Order to cause a coroner to be elected 
Westminster, insteatl of Thomas de Manston, who is insufficiently quaUfied. 

To the sheriff of Gloucester. Order to cause a coroner to be elected 
instead of Robert Jurdan, who is insufficiently qualified, 

June 27. To the sheriff of Warrewyk. Order to cause a coroner to be elected 
Westminster, instead of William Coppethome, who is too infirm and aged for the 
exercise of that office, 

July 8. To the sheriff of Stafford. Order to cause a coroner to be elected 

Westminster, instead of Phihp de Bobyngton, who is insufficiently quaUfied. 

July 10. To the same. Like writ concerning PliiUp de Bobyngton. 
Westminster. 

July 10. To the sheriff of Devon. Order to cause a coroner to be elected 
Westminster, instead of Thomas de Manston, who is insufficiently quaUfied. 

June 20. To the sheriff of Oxford. Order to cause a coroner to be elected 
Westminster, instead of John Hardy, who is insufficiently quaUfied. 

April 30, To John Rous escheator in Leycesterafcire. Order to deUver to 
Westminster. John Goderich the king's yeoman the baiUwick of the hundred of 
Gertre in that county taken into the king's hand by the death of 
* John de Astwyk, together with the issues thereof taken ; as on 

27 May in the 37th year of his reign, for his said yeoman's good service, 
the king of his favour granted b}^ letters patent to the said yeoman 
for his life, without rendering aught to the king, the revereion of the 
bailiwick aforesaid, then held for Ufe of the king's grant by John 
de Astwj^k with reversion to the king and his heirs ; and now it is 
found by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that John de Astwyk 
died on Tuesday the feast of St. Edmund the King last holding in 
chief for liis Ufe the baiUwick aforesaid of the king's grant with 
reversion to the said John Goderich. 



Membrane 16. 

Jime 27. To William Cheyne escheator in Somerset and Dorset. Order to 

Westminster, cause Ivo son and heir of William Fitz Waryn of Whytyngton tenant 

in cliief to have seisin of his father's lands taken into the king's hand 



136 CALENDAR OP CLOSE ROLLS. 



1370. Membrane 16 — cont. 

by liis death and by reason of the said Ivo's nonage ; as he proved 
his age before John de Evesham late escheator in Wiltesir, and the 
king has taken his homage and fealty. By p.s. [28441.] 

Tlie Uke to tlic following : 

John Eroille escheator in Wiltesir and Berksliire. 

Richard dc Wideville escheator in Norhamptonshire. 

July 9. To Richard de Ravensere the king's clerk, keeper of the hanapcr 

Westminster, of chancery. Order of the issues of tlie hanaper to pay to William 
bishop of Winchester the chancellor 60/. which he has paid over and 
above the usual fee for the winter and summer hvery of the clerks 
of eliancery these last three years because of the present dearness of 
cloth, furring and scndal, taking his acquittance. By K. 

Juh' 8. To William Aunsel escheator in Herefordshire. Order to take, 

Westminster, according to tlie form of a schedule enclosed, the fealty of Robert 
atte Rudyng, who with the king's licence has taken to wife EUzabeth 
daughter and heir of WilUam dc Northgrave tenant in chief, and to 
cause the said Robert and EUzabeth to have seisin of her said father's 
lands taken into the king's hand by liis death ; as the said Elizabeth 
proved her age before PhiUp de Lutteleye late escheator, and the 
king has respited until the quinzaine of Martinmas next the said 
Robert's homage due by reason of issue between him and the said 
EUzabeth begotten. 

June 18. To the sheriffs of London. Order on sight of these presents to 
Westminster. deUver Hugh de Ronscy, late the king's hostage, to Florymound lord 
of la Sparre to be taken to his own parts and dealt with as he shall 
tliink fit. 

May 20. To the guardians of the temporaUties of the bishopric of Norwich, 

Westminster, now void and in the Idng's hand. Order by true men of the manors 
of the said bishopric to make inquisition by whom the doors and 
windows of the houses and buildings of the said manors are carried 
away and eloigned, causing the same in whose hands soever they 
shall be to be brought back without delay and repaired in due 
manner ; as ^he king is informed that since the death of Thomas the 
last bishop the said doors and windows are carried away and eloigned 
to liis prejudice and the ruin of the bishopric, and it is his will to apply 
a remedy. 

May 8. To the collectors of the custom of 3d. in tlie pound in the port of 

Westminster. Bristol. Order, upon the petition of John Bentham and Richard 
Milbourne merchants of England, if assured that they were bom \vitliin 
the realm and are true merchants of the king's allegiance of England 
having nowise adliered to the king's enemies, to stay their demand 
made against the said merchants as aUens for payment of 3d. in the 
pound upon their merchandise, releasing any distress made for that 
cause, notwithstanding that the said merchants abode a considerable 
time in Brittany upon the exercise of their traffic ; as their petition 
shews that they freighted a ship with iron in Brittany and as the 
king's true Ueges brought the same to Bristol to be unladed, and 
that the collectors are unlawfully making the demand aforesaid as 
if they were aUen merchants for that, they so abode in Brittany, 
praying for remedy. 



44 EDWARD lit. 



137 



1370. 



Membrane 15. 



May 6. To William Banastrc of Yorton escheator in Staffordshire. Order 

Westminster, to cause William* son of Joan sister of William dc Pylatenhale to have 
seisin of his purparty of a messuage and one carucato of land in 
Huntyndon in that county kept in the king's hand by reason of his 
nonage ; as on 5 May in the 37th year of his reign upon the finding 
of an in(iuisition, taken at the king's command by the then escheator, 
that WiUiam de Pylatenhale at his death held the. premises in chief 
by homage and i)y the service of keeping Teddesley hay within the 
forest of ('annok, and that John son of Margaret one of his sisters 
and the said William son of Joan the other sister were his next heirs, 
the said John being of full age and William son of Joan within age, the 
king took the homage and fealty of the said John, by writ ordering 
the late escheator to take of him security for payment of his relief 
at the exchequer, to make a partition of the premises into two equal 
parts in presence of the said .John and of the next friends of the said 
William son of Joan if being warned they would attend, and to cause 
the said John to have seisin of his puri)arty, keeping the purparty 
of Willianx son of Joan in the king's hand until further order ; and 
now the said William has proved his age before the escheator, and 
the king has taken his homage and fealty. By p.s [28315.] 

May 16. To John de Busshopeston esclieator in Kent. Order to deUver 

Westminster, to Humphrey de Bohun earl of Hereford, to hold according to the form 
of conveyance hereinafter recited, a moiety of the manor of West- 
pecham, the manor and advowson of Mereworth, and certain tene- 
ments called Holdhay, taken into the king's hand as well by the 
death of John de Merew orth as by reason of the trespasses hereinafter 
juentioned, saving to the king the relief due for the .said moiety to 
be levied to his use of those who are lawfully chargeable therewith ; 
as lately upon the finding of an inquisition, taken at tlie king's com- 
mand by John de Tye late escheator, that a covenant A\'as made 
between John de Mereworth (now decea.sed) and William Strete 
concerning the purchase of the premises, the said moiety being held 
in chief b}' the service of keeping one of the kings hawks and of mewing 
the same when need be, the said manor, advovvson and tenements of 
the earl of Stafford as of the honour of Gloucestre by knight service, 
namel}^ that John de Mereworth should thereof enfeoff John parson 
of Mereworth and Robert vicar of Estpecham, under a condition that 
they should demise the same to the said John de Mere\\orth for life 
with remainder to the said William and his heirs, finding that the 
said John de Mere\\orth was asked concerning his will if he should 
die before the said covenant was fulfilled, Avho spake and ordered the 
said WilUaiii to go and incontinently take seisin of the premises to him 
and his heirs as lord and master thereof, and to the increase and 
confirmation of his estate gave the said William all the oxen and 
plough liorses for three ploughs with all their gear, that the said William 
there abode all night, taking and claiming his seisin in the premises, 
and that on the morrow the said John de Mereworth died, and that 
after on the morrow of his death one John Malemayns, alleging liimself 
to be heir of the said deceased, without process and authority of the 
king's court entered the said manor and all the lands that were of 
John de Mereworth, and on Thursday following, namely Ascension 
day, by a letter of attorney enfeoffed the said earl of Hereford, 



* .In the warrant William son of Richard de Engleton. 



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Membrane 15 — cant. 



at tho suit of tlie said oarl praying the king to receive of liini the 
services due for the said moiety and cause livery to be given him 
as well of the said nK)iety as of other the premises taken into the 
king's hand by the death of John de Mereworth [as] he was ready to 
make fine with the king for pardon of his trespass in acquiring the 
same without tho king's licence, thr king ordered tho sheiitf of Kent to 
give notice to the said WiUiam to be before him in chancery at a set 
day now past to shew cause wherefore such liver}' should not be given, 
and further to do and receive what the court should determine in that 
behalf; at which day came as well the said earl by John de 
Bampton his attorney as the said William in person, and a day was 
given them before the king in the quinzaine of St. Hilary to do and 
receive wliat should be lawful in the premises ; and after before the 
king in his Bench the said William acknowledged that the said earl 
has fidl right therein, and by his writing granted that he and his heirs 
should be barred from all action, suit, claim and demand in the premises, 
as appears by the tenor of the record and process which the king has 
caused to come before him in chancery; and on 4 Maj' last, for 
40 marks by the said oarl paid, the king by letters patent pardoned the 
trespasses committed as well by hhn as by the said John Malmeyns, and 
respited his homage and fealty until Whitsunday next. 

April 25. To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Order to admit 
Westminster. Thomas now earl of Warrewyk, son of Thomas de Bello Campo the 
late earl, to the office of sheriff of Worcester, suffering him to exercise 
that office by deputies to be by him appointed anew, as the late earl 
in his life time used to do ; as upon the finchng of an inquisition, taken 
at the king's command by Robert Russel escheator in Worcestersliire, 
that by fine levied in the king's court \nth his hcence the said late earl 
at liis death held for life the castle and shrievalty of Worcester with 
the hundred, members and appurtenances in chief, ^^■ith remainder to 
the said Thomas his son and to the heirs male of liis said son's body, 
on 7 February last the king took the homage and fealty of the said 
now earl, ordering the escheator to give him livery of the premises, 
taken into the king's hand by the late earl's death, together with the 
issues thereof taken. 

May 3. To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Order to cause 

Westminster, all issues and jirofits pertaining to the king as well of the baiUmck of 
the honour of Peverel in Xorhamptonshire, Bedfordshire, Bukingham- 
shire and Leycestershire as of a farm of 15/. yearly for the manor of 
Falwesle for Easter term last, Mith the arrears if any, to be levied 
and paid to the executors of Hugh Wake, discharging as well the farmers 
and tenants of the said manor as the heirs and executors of the said 
Hugh, notwithstanding that he died before Easter ; as of liis favour 
and in recompense for 20 marks yearh' to him granted for Ufe to be 
taken at the exche(|uer, the king by letters patent granted to the said 
Hugh the baihwick aforesaid to the value of 100s. a year and the 
said farm to be taken during liis life by the hands of the tenants or 
farmers of the said manor ; and wilUng to shew special favour to the 
said Hugh's executors by reason of his long service to the king in his 
life time, the king has granted them the issues and profits aforesaid, 
though the said Hugh died before Easter last. 

May 16. To the treasurer and the barons of th« exchequer. Order, if assured 

Westminster, by inquisition or otherwise that the greatest part of the profits of the 



44 EDWARD III. 13d 



1370. Memhratie 15 — cont. 

manors and lands licivinaftcr mentioned is in the rent of tenants 
payable at two terms in the year, namely at Whitsuntide and 
Martinmas, and tiiat Edmund de Fritheby and Margaret his wife 
had or miglit have none of such profits, to stay their demand against 
the said Edmund and Margaret to content the king of a proportion 
of their farm for the premises from Wliitsuntide last to 24 October 
over and above that which the said lOdmund and Margaret received 
or might receive, discharging them thereof at the exeijequer, and to 
charge the said Edmund and Margaret toward the king with the residue 
of the said farm by them received or from them due, allowing them 
therein 10/. yearly for wardship of the heir ; as on 10 Febrxiary in tlu; 
42nd year of the reign Queen Philippa to faiin let to the said Kdmund 
and to Margaret m ho was wife of Ivalpli de liulmere tenant in chief 
(whom he has now taken to wife) the wardsliip of two thirds of the 
lands of the said Ralph, namely of the manors of W3'lton, Laysyngby, 
Lakenby, Westcotom, aud Estcotom and of other lands in Thorpkilton, 
Pynchenthorp and Upsale, which are of the heritage of Ralph son 
and heir of the said Ralph, and after the death of his said father by 
reason of the said lieirs nonage were in the said queens hands by grant 
of the king, to hold from the said Ralph's death until the lawful age 
of the said heir, rendering to the queen 120/. every year at Midsummer 
and Christmas by even portions, so that from that date 10/. yearly 
should be allowed tliem in that farm during the nonage of the heir 
for his wardship, \\hich lands after by the queens death canie again 
to the king's hands among other lands of the said Ralph ; and after, 
for 1,000 marks by him paid to the king, on 24 October the king granted 
to Peter de Mauley the wardship of all the said Ralphs lands to hold 
imtil the lawful age of the heir with the marriage of the said heir 
without rendering aught to the king over and above that sum ; and 
now on behalf of the said Edmund and Margaret it is shewn the king 
that the greatest part of the profits of the premises is in the rents of 
tenants payable as aforesaid at \\'hitsuntide and Martinmas, avei-ring 
that they had not nor might have therefrom any profit from Whitsun- 
tide last to 24 October, on which day the wardship was granted to 
the said Peter, but the treasurer and the said barons are purposing 
to charge them with a proportion of their farm between those dates, 
pretending that divers other profits thereof then fell in, as they did 
not, and were received by the said Edmund and Margaret, as they 
were not, although by virtue of the grant to him made the said Peter, 
as lawful was, levied in full the whole jirofit of the premises arising 
at Martinmas last, wherefore the said Edmund and Margaret have 
prayed for remedy. 

Membrase 14. 

• 

June 10. To Thomas de Musgrave escheator in Yorkshire. Order to deliver 
Westminster, to John duke of Lancastre the manor of Snaytli and Cow yk with the 
soke, taken into the kings hand by the death of Queen PliiUppa, 
together with the issues thereof taken, to hold as the said duke and 
Blanche his w ife (now deceased) held the same before the grant by them 
made to the said queen ; as the king has learned b}^ inquisition, taken 
by the escheator, that the queen at her death held no lands in that 
count}^ in her demesne as of fee, but that the said duke and Blanche 
granted her the said manor and soke for life, and that she after 
demised the same during her life to Robert de Swylyngton, 



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1370. Membrane 14- — caul. 

Godfrey Foljambe, William do Fyncheden knights and Simon Symeon 
rendering to her 50/. a year, tliat the same ought after the said queen's 
death to revert to tlie said duke, and that they are held in eliief by 
knight service ; and the king has partkmed the said duke the trespasses 
connnitted in that behalf, though the grant and demise aforesaid 
were made without his licence. 

May 28. To Robert de Thorpe and his fellows, justices appointed to survey 

Westminster. Huntyngdon bridge, which has long been broken and ruinous to the 
nuisance of all the country and of men crossing thereby, and to distrain 
and compel all who ought and are wont so to do to repair the said 
bridge. Order \\ithout delay to open all water gates of mill ponds 
upon the said bridge w hereby the water is held up, and to keep them 
open until the foundation of the said bridge shall be built as needful 
is, and further by amercements and other lawful means as they shall 
see fit to take order that the recovery (sic) or new builchng thereof 
be not delayed or liindered by such obstructions or otherwise ; as lately 
by the tenor of a record and process before John de Vallibus and liis 
fellows, justices in eyre of King Edward 1 in Huntyngdonsliire, wliich 
was in the treasurj-^ and which the king caused to come before him in 
chancery, it is found that the said bridge ought to be repaired by the 
commons of the \\hole county, namely by the four hundreds of Touleslond, 
Leghtonston, Xormancrosse and Hirsthiigston, so that each hundred 
is bound to do its share at its o\\n cost ; and though the men of those 
hundreds are purposing, as they are bound, to repair and in part to 
new build the said bridge \\hicli is now broken, to the hurt and peril 
of the king and all the people inasmuch as the pubUc passage north 
and south is across the same, they may not so do as the king has 
learned because of the depth of water, for that the bridge is flooded 
up to the top by the water of the said ponds and o\nng to the 
obstructions thereof ; and it is the king's will to obviate the hurt 
and peril aforesaid, and so far as he may to hasten the repair of the 
bridge. 

May 6. To Thomas de Musgrave escheator in Cumberland and Westmorland. 

Westminster. Order to take of Isabel who was wife of Christopher de Moriceby an 
oath that she will not marry without the kings licence, and to assign 
her dower of lier said husband's lands taken into the king's hand by 
liis death and by reason of the nonage of his heir, sending the assign- 
ment under seal to be enrolled in chancery. 



May 10. To John Rous escheator in W'arwickshire. Order to remove the 

Westminster, king's hand, and not to meddle further A\ith a messuage and four 
and a half x-irgates of land in Sekyndcai held of the honour of 
Winchester, a\ hich came to the king's hand by the death of Gerard 
Burdet and of ^Maud who wan wife of Robert de Holand of whom the 
said Gerard held the same, and are yet in liis hand ; as it is found by 
inquisition, taken by the escheator, that the said Gerard at his death 
held no lands in that county in chief in his demesne as of fee, but held 
the premises by knight service of the said Maud, who held the same 
of the said honour, that the said Maud after died, and by her death 
her tenements came to the king's hands with the services of the said 
Gerard, that Robert de Sekyndon clerk by the king's commission 
occupied the premises from the said Gerard's death, who died 9 July 



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1370, Memhrane 14 — cont. 

in the 23ixl year of the reign, and that John Burdet knight son of the 
said Gerard is liis next heir and of full age ; and on 1(5 Septein}>er in 
the 23rd year of his reign the king took the homage of Robert do 
Holand, son and heir of the said Robert and Maud, and commanded 
livery to be given him of all the lands held by the said Maud as well 
jointly with her said husband as in dower or otherwise for Ufe or 
in fee tail. 

June 26. To brother John Garyny monk of St. Michel in peril of the sea 
Westminster. Normandy, and prior of ^'ale priory in the isle of Garnereye subject to the 
said monastery. Writ de inlendendo, directing him to pay to Walter 
Huet keeper of the islands of Jereseye, Gernereye, Serk and Aureneye 
or to his attorneys in the said islands 60/. a year upon his wages and 
the wages of his men guarding those islands, being the farm of the 
said priory, at Christnias and Whitsuntide by even portions, taking 
their accjuittance ; as at the prayer of tlie said prior the king lately 
by letters patent committed to him the keeping of the said priory, 
which is taken into the Idng's hand by reason of the war with France, 
and of all the lands and possessions thereof, to hold so long as the 
same shall remain in the king's hand, rendering the said sum yearly 
at the exchequer at the aforesaid terms, as used to be done at other 
times when by reason of war between England and France the said 
priory Avas in the king's hand. By bill of the treasurer. 

May 21. To William de Chorlegh escheator in Lancashire. Order to remove 

Westminster, the king's hand and not to meddle further with the lands of Thomas 
de Bartaille taken into the king's hand by his death and by reason of 
the nonage of John son of John Dautry his cousin and heir ; as the said 
Thomas was tenant by knight service of the king as of the lands which 
were of William de Coucy deceased, lately in the king's hand, and 
the said John proved his age before John de Scothei-skelf late 
escheator in Yorkshire ; and at another time the king by letters 
patent gave to John de Coupland (now deceased) and to Joan his 
wife (yet hving) for their lives all the manors, lands etc. of the said 
WilUam in Cumberland, W^estmorland and Lancashire with the 
knights' fees thereto pertaining. 

May 6. To Thomas de Musgrave escheator in Yorkshire. Order to take 

Westminster, of Margaret who was wife of Edmimd de Thweng an oath that she will 
not marry without the king's licence, and in presence of Thomas Lovell 
of Skelton to Avhom the king has committed the wardsliip of those 
lands until the lawful age of his heir, if being warned he will attend, 
to assign her dower of the lands of the said John {sic) her husband 
taken into the king's hand by his death and l>y reason of the nonage 
of the said John's heir, sending the assignment to be enrolled in 
chancery. 

May 20. To Walter de Kelby escheator in Lincohishire. Order not to 

Westminster, meddle further with a moiety of the manor of Byker extending to 
Byker, Svvynesheved, Donyngton and Soterton, taken into the king's 
hand by the death of John de Sheffeld knight, deUvering up any 
issues thereof taken ; as the Idng has learned by inquisition, taken 
by the escheator, that the said Jolm at his death held no lands in that 
county in chief in his demesne as of fee, but held the said moiety of 
others than the king. 



142 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1370. Mernf/rane 14 — cont. 

May 4. To William Aunsel escheator in Herefordshire. Order to assign 

Westminster, and deliver to Robert de Kendale and Maud his wife, late the wife 
of Thomas Rous tenant by kniglit service of the bishopric of Hereford 
lately void and in the king's hand, the dower of the said Maud of the 
lands of the said Thomas which are in the king's hand by his death 
and by reason of the nonage of his lieir, sending the assignment to be 
enrolled in chancery. 

July 5. To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Order to account 

Westminster, with Henry de Maunnesfeld clerk of the king's works of Childerlange- 
leye concerning his expenses laid out by the king's order at Littel- 
london by view and testimony of brother William de Wolverton and 
Richard Parker controllers of the said woiks, allowing him in his 
account so much as by such testimony they shall be assured that 
he has laid out thereupon, and doing further as the nature of the 
account requires. 

Membrane 13. 

June 2G. To the keepers, bailiffs or farmers of the king's manor of Haveryng 
Westminster, atte Boure for the time being. Order of the issues of that manor to 
pay to Alice who was wife of John de Cestre the arrears of 10^. a year 
from 3 April in the 44th year of the reipn, and henceforward to pay 
lier that sum every year at Easter and Michaelmas by even portions, 
taking her acquittance ; as on that day of his favour and for her 
good service the king by letters patent gi-anted her 10^. a year to be 
taken as aforesaid during her life or until other order shall be taken 
for her estate. 
Et erat patens. 

June 21. To WilUam Aunrel escheator in Herefordshire. Order to deliver to 
Westminster. Jolm Eylesford knight and Isabel lus Mife the manor of Bremfeld, 
which is in the kings hand by the death of Parnell who was wife of 
John Boulewas knight and of John de Boulewas, together Avith 
the issues thereof taken since the deatli of John BoulcAvas, saving to 
the lung the issues taken from the said Parnell's death to the death 
of John Boulewas ; as the king has learned by inquisition, taken 
by the escheator, that John Boulewas, who died 12 April last, held 
at his death no lands in that county in his demesne as of fee nor in 
service, but long before his death A\ith the king's Kcence granted the 
reversion of the said manor, then held for life of his heritage by the 
said Parnell who died 10 August last, after her death to Hugh de 
Monj'ton, Thomas de Burghope, John de Stretton and Roger Partrich 
and to their heirs for ever, that they received the attornment of the 
said Parnell, and granted to the said John Boulewas and to the heirs of 
his body the remainder of the said manor, which after her death ought 
by virtue of the grant and attornment aforesaid to have remained to 
them, with remainder for lack of such an heir to the said John de 
Eylesford and Isabel and to their heirs, that the said Jolin Boulewas 
died A\ithout issue, Avherefore the same ought by the form of the 
gift to remain to John de Eylesford and Isabel, that the said John 
Boule\\as in his life time sued not out of the king's hand the said 
manor which was in the king's hand by the said Parnell's death, 
and that the said manor is held in chief by the service of keeping 
the king's forest of Morf ; and the king has taken the homage and 
fealty of John de Eylesford. By p.s. [28427.] 



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1870, Membrane 13 — cont. 

June 21. To William Banastre osolieator in Salop. Order to deliver to 
VVpstiniiistcr. John de Kylesford knight and I.sal)ol iiis wife the manors of Boulewas 
and l.senbiugge taken into the kings hand by the death of John 
Boulewas, together with the i.ssue.s thereof taken ; as the king has 
learned by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that John Boulewas 
at his death held the said nuinors of the gift of Hugh de Monyton, 
Thomas de Burghope, John de Stretton and Roger -Part rich made 
with the king's licence to him and the heirs of his body, with 
remainder for lack of such an heir to the said John de Kylesford 
and Isabel and to their heirs for ever, that he died without issue, 
wherefore the same ought by the form of the gift to remain to John 
de Eylesford and I.sabel, and tiuit the said manors are held in chief 
by the service of keeping the king's hays and forests in all the 
county of Salop ; and the king has taken the homage and fealty of 
John de Eylesford. By p.s. [as above], 

June 6. To the collectors of the custom and subsidy upon wool, hides and 

Westminster, woolfells in the ])ort of the city of London, and to the controller in 
the said port. Order to deliver to John de Chichestre mayor of the 
said city, Adam Frauncevs, William Walleworth, John Pyel aldermen, 
John de Cantebrugge chamberlain, Hugh Holbeche, John Philippot 
and John Organ citizens, or to their deputies, one foil of the cocket 
enclosed under the seals of the controller and of the collectors or one 
of them, suflfering them to take and have of the said customs and 
subsidies the sum hereinafter rehearsed during the term herein 
mentioned, and taking their acquittance ; as the king by letters patent 
has granted to the said mayor, aldermen, chamberlain and citizens 
and to other the citizens of London that they by themselves and their 
deputies shall Authodt gainsa\'ing have and take by indenture to be 
from time to time made between them and the said collectors and 
controller, as well for themselves and in their own name as in the 
name of other the citizens, of the said customs and subsidies due to the 
king upon exports of every sack of wool 16s'. 8f/. of natives and 20s. 
of aliens, of every last of hides 'ASs. 4(/. of natives and 405. of aUens, 
of every 240 woolfells I65. Hd. of natives and 205. of ahens from the 
date of these presents until a sum of 5,000/. by them advanced to 
the king for furtherance of the war and for other particular causes 
be fully levied ; and for their greater security it is the king's will that 
the said mayor and others named or their deputies shall have in their 
hands one foil of the cocket as aforesaid, and that during the said 
term no wool, hides or woolfells shall pass from that port without 
being sealed with both foils thereof, provided alwaj-s that, so soon 
as the said sum shall by them be levied, the said foil shall be delivered 
to the treasurer and the king's chamberlains, and the said letters patent 
given up to them to be cancelled. 

Mandate to the treasurer and to the barons of the exchequer to 
allow the said collectors from time to time at the exchequer so 
much of the said customs and subsidies in that port as they shall 
be assured that the said mayor and others or their deputies take 
thereof by virtue of the said letters patent, until 5,000/. shall be 
so levied, thereof discharging as well the collectors as the said 
mayor and others, and taking again of them the said foil of the 
cocket and the said letters patent when that sum shall by them be 
levied. 



144 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 

•jf^YO Membrane 13 — cont. 

July 3 Order to the sheritT of Lincoln to cause a coroner to be elect^-d 

\Vost,nia«ter. instead of William Hakseye of Hedynghani, who is insuflieiently 
qualified as tlie king has learned. 

June '>0 To John de Bisshopeston escheator in Kent. Order to take of 

Westminster. Elizabeth who was wife of John de Leyhani tenant m chief an oath 
that she will not marry without the king's licence, and in presence of 
Richard Aleyn guardian of her said husband's lands taken into the 
king's hand by his death, if being warned he will attend, to assign 
her dower thereof, sending the assignment under seal to be enrolled 
in chancery. 

May 18 To the collectors of the petty custom in the port of London. Order, 

Westuunstor. upon the petition of William Cees, if assured by true witness or other- 
wise that four packs of cloths were cocketed and customed at 
the port of Suthampton and the custom thereupon truly paid to 
deariest the same, sullering the said WilUam to carry them wluther 
he will • as Ills petition shews that he laded the said cloths in a slup 
of William Osbarne in the port of Suthampton to take over sea, and 
that the said collectors are unlawfully demanding ot him a second 
payment of the custom thereupon as if they were not before cocketed 
and customed, for that they were taken out of the said ship, put in 
another and transferred to the port of London, though they were 
cocketed and customed by the collectors of customs at Suthampton, 
and the custom was truly paid, praying for the dearrest thereof. 

May 16. To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Order to account 

Wcstmir>ster. ^nth John le Man, executor of Fulk Payforer late clerk of the king s 
works in the castle and town of Quenesburgh, as well concerning the 
said Fulk's wages and the wages of masons, carpenters and other 
workmen whatsoever, as concerning the costs by him incurred upon the 
said works, and other costs foreign thereto, and payments by him 
made by virtue of divers writs of privy seal while clerk of the said 
works, causing the said executor to have allo\vance as well of the 
wages and costs aforesaid [as] of 4^. 2d. for ten dozen bovvstrings for 
fur^shing the said castle and 78s. Gd. for divers seeds by him bought 
for sowing the castle garden, and further doing what the nature of 
the account requires. 

May 1 To WilUam Auncell escheator in Herefordshire and the march of 

Westminsler. Wales adjacent. Order to keep in the king's hand the manor of 
Aleyne^more co. Hereford until further order removing the king s 
hand and not meddhng further mth the ham et of Wylyiiliale and 
manor of Tregget taken into the king's hand by the death of John 
le Rous and by reason of the nonage of Juhana his sister, and 
delivering up any issues taken of the said hamlet and manor of Iregget 
as the king has learned by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that 
the said John at his death held no lands in that bailiwack m chief 
in his demesne as of fee nor in service, but held the manor of Aleynes- 
more by knight service of the bishopric of Hereford ^^/^^^ and 
in the king's hand by the death of Lewis de Charleton late bishop 
the said hamlet and manor of Tregget of others than the king, and 
that the said Juhana, being within age, is his next heir. 



44 EDWARD III. 145 



1870. Membrane 12. 

May 30. To John de Bis.shope.ston escheator in Kent, Surrey and Sussex. 

Westminster. Order to cause Thomas de Ponynges, son and heir of Michael de 
Ponyngt's knight tenant in chief, to have seisin as well of his said father's 
lantis as of tlie lands of his heritage held in tlow er or otherwise for Ufe 
by Joan who was wife of the said Michael, and taken into the king's 
liand by their death ; as the said Thomas has proved his age before 
the escheator, and the king has taken his homage and fealty. 

To John Rokewode escheator in Norffolk and Suffolk. Like order ; 
as Thonuis de Ponynges knight has proved liis age before John de 
Bisshopeston escheator in Sussex. By p.s. [28370.] 

May 15. To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Order to stay 

Westminster, their demand made against WilUam de Wykeham bishop of Winchester 
to answer for fines etc. during the last vacancy of the bishopric etc. 
{as above, p. 133). 

April 30. To Joiin Rous escheator in Leycestershire. Order to deliver to 
Westminster. .lolm (toderich the baiUwick of Oertre hundred (r/s ab(we, p. 135). 

June 20. To Edmund Bernard, Thomas Bayllif and William Muleward, 

Westminster, farmers of the manor of Dodcford co. Xorhamptun of the heritage 
of John de Keynes knight tenant in chief deceased. W>it de in- 
tendendo, commanding them to pay the farm of the said manor to 
John de Beverle the king's esquire at the terms in their commission 
appointed, so long as they shall be farmers thereof and he shall have 
the wardshij) of the said deceased's lands ; as of his favour the king 
has granted by letters patent to John de Beverle the wardship of 
the said lands taken into the king's hand by the death of the said 
John de Kaynes and by reason of the nonage of his heir, to hold 
without rendering aught to the king until the lawful age of the said 
heir, and his marriage, and if the said heir shall die before that time 
and shall not by him be married, liis heir being within age and 
unmarried, John de Bev'erle shall have the wardship until the 
lawful age of such heir and his marriage, and so from heir to heir until 
one shall come to lawful age and John de Beverle shall obtain his 
effectual marriage, provided that all that time he shall find competent 
maintenance for every heir wliile in his wardshiji, bearing and 
performing the king's services and other charges upon the said lands. 
The hke to the following farmers of manors of the same heritage : 

John Wacche farmer of the manor of Piriton co. Wiltesir. 

Joan who was wife of John de Kaynes knight, farmer of the 
manor of Combekeynes co. Dorset. 

John de Blokkele chaplain, farmer of the manor of Oxhilve co. 
Warrewyk. 

June 21. To John de Froille escheator in Oxfordshire. Order not to meddle 

Westminster, further with the manors of Lynham and Escotc taken into the king's 
hand by the death of Adam de Shareshull, delivering up an}' issues 
thereof taken ; as the king has learned by inquisition, taken by the 
escheator, that the said Adam at his death held no lands in that 
county in chief in liis demesne as of fee, but held the said manors for 
life with reversion to Joan (yet Li\ing) late the wife of William 
Fienlys now deceased, whom Stephen de \'alence has taken to wife, 

CB 10 



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1370. Merhbrane 12— cont. 

by virtue of a grant tlioroof niailo by Richard de Chyderle clerk to the 
said Williaiu and Joan and to tiio heirs of the said VViUiam, and tiiat 
the same are held of others than tlie king. 

July 10. To the sheriff of Essex. Order to cause John Bourgcher knight 

VVeatniinster. to have seisin of a messuage and 5 acres of land, and the prior of 
Christ Church Canterbury of the residue of 12 acres of land in Me.ssyng 
Jield by William Goldyng hanged for felony it is said ; as the king 
has learned by intjuisition, taken by the sheriff, that the said messuage 
and 12 acres of land have been in his hand a year and a day, that 
the said William lield the messuage and 5 acres thereof by knight 
service of the said Jolm le Bourgcher, and tiie residue of the said 
prior by the rod, and that John Cemoun late sheriff had the year 
and a day, and the said .John Bourgcher the waste, and ought to answer 
to the king for the same. 

July 8. To Thomas de Musgrave escheator in Cumberland and Westmor- 

Westminstcr. land. Order to take the fealty of Hugh, son of Hugh de Louthre the 
elder knight, according to the form of a schedule enclosed, and to 
deliver to him and Maud his wife a third part of the manor of Neweton 
Reygne co. Cumberland taken into tlie king's hand by the death of 
Margaret who was wife of Hugh the elder, together with the issues 
thereof taken, but not to meddle further witli the manor of Louthre, 
[the town of Louthre Quale] and the hamlet of Quale co. Westmorland, 
ten messuages and 40 aci'es of land in Wythop in the town of Braith- 
wayt CO. Cumberland likewise taken into the king's hand, delivering 
up any issues of those taken ; as the king has learned by divers 
inquisitions, taken by the escheator, that the said Margaret at her 
death held the said part in dower for her life with reversion to the 
said Hugh the son and Maud and to the heirs male of their bodies by 
virtue of a feoffment thereof to them made with the king's licence 
by Nicholas del Close and John Tannour chaplains, the said manor, 
town and hamlet Ukewise for her life of the gift of Thomas Hanand 
chaplain to her and her said husband for their hves with remainder 
to the said Hugh the son and Maud and to the heirs male of their 
bodies, and the premi.ses in Wythop in her demesne as of fee, that 
the said Hugh her son is her next heir and of full age, and that the 
third part of tlie said manor of Neuton is held in chief by grand ser- 
jeanty, namely by the service of finding the third part of one armed man 
40 days Anth the king in Scotland, the residue of the premises of others 
than the king ; and for half a mark by Hugh the son paid the king 
has respited his homage until the quinzaine of Michaelmas next. 



Membrane II. 

July 5. To John Rous escheator in Warwickshire. Order not to meddle 

Westminster, further with 25s. of yearly rent issuing from five messuages and 2§ virgates 
of land in Bemangle, 13s. 4d. of yearly rent issuing from a messuage 
and one carucate of land in Sutton upon Colefeld, and I2d. of rent 
in Wj'lmendecote taken into the king's hand by the death of John 
de Lysours knight, deUvering up any issues thereof taken ; as the 
king has learned by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that the 
said John at his death held no lands or tenements in that county of 
the king nor of others in demesne nor in service, but long before his 
death gave the said rents to Hugh de Lysours and Beatrice his wife 



44 EDWARD III. 147 



1870. Memhrnne 11 — cont. 

(both docea-sed) and to tlio hoirs of their bodies with reversion for 
lack of such <an heir to himself and his heirs, tiiat the said Hugh died 
in the life time of the said Beatrice witiiout an heir of her begotten, 
that the .said John after granted the reversion of the premises to 
(Jregorv parson of Hedon, John de Longevilers, R()l)ert de Donham 
and Wilhani son of RdlxTt de liathehiy and to their heirs, by virtue of 
which grant the said Beatrice attorned t(»nant to tifem, and that the 
same are held by others than tlie king. 

The Hke to \\ illiam de Cate.sby late escheator in Warwickshire. 

Aug. 6. To the collectors in the archdeaconries of Dorset and Sah.sbury 

Clarondun. of the three years' tenth last grant(>d to the king by the clergy of the 
province of Canterbury. Order of the money by them levied to 
the king's use and in their keeping to deUver to Henry de Wakefeld the 
king's clerk, treasurer of the great wardrobe, 260/. for expen.ses of 
the kings household, taking his accjuittance. 

July 12. To Thomas de Musgrave escheator in Cumberland. Order, if Thomas 

Westminster, de Bleneou and lOlizabeth his w ife, Williaju Wythlawe and Joan his wife 
shall find security for whicii the escheator will answer to answer to the 
king for their relief due for the manor of Jonby, and for tlie issues 
of the same from the death of Robert son and heir of Nicholas de 
X'espount to this date in case it sliall be found that the said manor 
is held of the heir of WilUam de Grej^stok tenant in chief, who is a minor 
in the king's wardship, to deliver the said manor and issues upon that 
security to the said Thomas de Bleneou and Elizabeth, William 
Wj'thlawe and Joan ; as it is found by inquisition, taken by the 
escheator, that the said Robert died seised of no lands held in cliief, 
but seised of the said manor by virtue of a feoffment made by Jolin 
de Lancastre knight to the said Nicholas and Ellen his wife, father 
and mother of the said Robert, and to the heirs of their bodies, that 
the said Elizabeth and Joan being daughters of the said Nicholas 
and Ellen are sisters and next heirs of the said R,obert and of full 
age, and that the said manor is held of John de Kirketon the heir 
of Cregory Burdon by homage and fealty and by the service of 
rendering 5s. '3(1. a year to cornage ; and a plea is penchng before the 
king in chancery between the king and John de Kirketon, and 
between the king and Thomas de Ughtred knight, whether the 
same is held of the heir of William late baron of Grej'^stok or of the 
said John de Kirketon or the said Thomas de Ughtred. 

May 30. To John de Bisshopeston escheator in Kent etc. Writ of livery 

Westminster, to Thomas de Ponynges knight {as above, p. 145). By p.s. [28376.] 

To John Rokewode escheator in Norflfolk etc. Like writ {as above. 
I.e.) By p.s. (the same writ). 

July 8. To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Order to cause 

Westminster. Joan who was wife of John de Coupland to have the respite until the 
quinzaine of Easter next which the king of his favour has given her 
for all manner of debts and accounts demanded of her at the exchequer 
to the kings use as well in her own name as in the name of her said 
husband, releasing any distress made for that cause. 



Ua CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1370. Membrane 11 — cont. 

Aug. 5. To John de Bisshopeston oscheator in Kent, Surrey and ISIiddleBex. 

clarendon. Order in the name of the king's lordship to take a simple seisin within 
the gates of Certeseye abbey, now void by the death of William the 
last abbot, and forthwith to depart without taking fine, fealty or 
aeknowledgnient whatsoever of any tenant thereof or otherwise, so 
that he sliall not by reason therw)f abide more than one day nor leave 
any substitute in his room, but shall suffer the now prior and the 
convent freely to administer the said abbey, the temporalities, goods 
and ])roperty whatsoever thereto belonging, taking and disposing 
of all emoluments, according to the king's letters patent, and shall not 
by reason of this vacancy meddle with the keeping of the said abbey, 
the manors, granges, lands, rents, property or goods thereof whatso- 
ever, nor trouble the said prior and convent in aught contrary to 
the said letters patent, saving to the king the knights' fees and 
advovvsons thereto belonging, and saving also 50 marks, and the 
issues of any lands purchased by the abbot and convent or by their 
predecessors since 26 February in the IGth year of the reign ; as 
on that day the king by charter granted to John then abbot and 
to the convent that at every vacancy by death, cession, resignation 
or otherwise the prior and convent and their successors should have 
the keeping of the said abbey and of the temporalities thereof, and all 
property and goods thereto belonging as fully as any abbot had in times 
past when the see was filled or as the king might or ought to have had if 
the same were kept in his hand, with free administration of the said 
abbey etc., taking and disposing of all manner of emoluments as 
they should think best, saving to the king during such vacancies 
the knights' fees held of the abbey and the advowsons of churches, 
rendering to the king at every vacancy 50 marks if it should last four 
months or less, and if longer in proportion, and granted that no 
escheator, sheriff, bailifif or minister of the king should meddle with 
the keeping of the abbey etc. at any vacancy, except that in the 
beginning of every vacancy his escheator or other minister should 
take a simple seisin and depart as aforesaid, not abiding more than 
one day or leaving any substitute in his room ; and the said abbey 
is now void as aforesaid, as the prior and convent have certified to 
the king. 

To John Foille {sic) escheator in Berkshire and Wyltesir. Like 
order to suffer the said prior and convent freely to administer the 
temporalities, goods and property of the said abbey within his baili- 
wick ; as the Idng has comnianded John de Bisshopeston escheator 
in Surrey and Sussex to take a simple seisin in form aforesaid. 

Membrane 10. 

May 14. To William de Wyndesore the king's lieutenant in Ireland, and 

Westminster, to the chancellor and treasurer in Ireland. Order, upon a petition 
made on behalf of Anabilla who was wife of John Comyn and of his 
heirs, if the said John's lands in Ireland are in the king's hand for 
the cause hereinafter mentioned and for none other, to cause them 
to be fully restored and delivered to the said Anabilla and the said 
heirs, of the king's favour delivering to them also any issues taken of 
the same, notwithstanding that lately with the assent of the prelates, 
nobles and others of liis council the king made order that all lords 
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Membrane 10 — cont. 



sliould at Eastej in the 43r(l year of his reign be in Ireland well arrayed 
and furnished with anus and men to dwell upon their lands and upon 
the eon(|uest thereof, that in case for any necessary liindrance any 
such lord might not go thither in person he should send other 
sufficient men in his name there to abide at his own cost upon the 
defence, goveriiancc and concjuest thereof, and that in case he would 
not so do the king should take the said lands and 'lordships into his 
hand to be given at his pleasure to othei-s who would dwell there 
upon the defence and c()nt|uest thereof ; aa the said petition shews 
that though the king of his favour granted the said John licence for 
particular causes to abide in England from the said feast until Easter 
last, promising that he should be no loser because of his absence 
from Ireland, nor be troubled for that he sent not other men thither 
in his name as he ought to have done according to the said ordinance, 
and by letters uncU^r the privy seal commanded the said lieutenant 
notwithstanding the same to suffer the said John of the king's 
favour to have respite until Easter last of coming thither and 
sending other men in his name as aforesaid, who died before 
Easter last as the Idng has learned, the said lieutenant and the 
others have commanded all his lands in Ireland to be taken as 
forfeit int(^ the king's hand contrary to his said licence, for that 
the said John came not tliitlier nor sent other men there to abide as 
aforesaid, praying for remedy ; and for the said John's good service 
as well to the king as to Lionel duke of Clarence liis son the king 
would deal generously with the said Anabilla and with his said heirs. 
Proviso that they shall do and find what is fitting for the said lands 
from Easter last according to the said ordinance. By K. 

May 15. To Ralph Basset, guardian of certain lands which were of John 

Westminster. Moubray of Axiholm tenant in chief deceased and are in the king's 
hand bj' reason of the nonage of his heir. Order, upon the petition 
of brother PhiUp Kenulphi proctor in J'^ngland of the abbot of Fecamp, 
to whom the king has committed the keeping of all the said abbot's 
lands and possessions in England, if assured that the said abbot and 
liis predecessors heretofore took and ought to take every year of the 
chace of the woods of Stanherst and Rippefeld, which chace is of the 
said heir's heritage, five good bucks in time of grease (i7i gresso) and 
five does in time of fermison, all whole with their liides, to cause the 
same to be dehvered for this years season to the said abbot or his 
proctor as used to be done heretofore ; as liis petition shews that 
by virtue of a fine levied in the court of King Henry 111 between 
the then abbot and John de Braheuse ancestor of the said heir, the 
abbot ought to take the bucks and does aforesaid, which at his 
summons ought to be taken and delivered to him or his bailiffs by the 
said John de Braheuse and his heirs or by their bailifis, and that from 
the levying of the said fine until for the cause aforesaid the said chace 
came to the Idngs hands he and his predecessors were in peaceable 
possession thereof by the hands of the keepers of the said chace, praying 
for Uvery of the arrears thereof from the time the chace came to the 
king's hand. 

Aug. 3. To the customers in the port of London for the time being. Order 

Clarendon charging them to view and examine certain indentures made between 

Manor. the king and several prelates, earls, lords, knights, clerks and others 

of the one part and Richard earl of Arondell and Surreye of the other 



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1;{7(). Memltrane 10 — coiU. 

])art, and to .suffer the said earl or his (Jeputies, by indenture to be 
made between tliem anil the eustoniei's, to levy nntl have 2A marks 
of every saek of wool whicli shall be huied in the said i)ort between 
this date and Midsummer next until the .said earl be eont^ented of what 
is due to him aeeording to tlu; form of the indentures afore.said, and 
further it is the kings plea.sure that, as Ix'tter security for the said 
payment, the customers shall deliver to the said earl or his deputies 
one part of the cocket seal, e.\pres.sly forbiilding any wool [to be 
sealed | in the said port w ith the part remaining with the cust<jmers 
without that part and so to be laded and pass out during the said 
term of jjaymcnl, and by the acquittance to be received of the said 
earl and his deputies for the sum so paid on behalf of the king and 
those bound with liim and by these presents the customers shall be 
di.scharged of so much in their account at the exchequer ; as the king 
and the said prelates and others are bound to the said earl in 20,000/. 
which the king has received of him in name of a prest, to be paid to 
the said earl or to liis deputies at the Ascension and at Midsummer 
next, for payment whereof the king and some of them have given 
their bond in 20,000 marks, and for pjiyment of other 10,000 marks 
the king and some of liis officers are likewise bound upon the subsidies 
and customs for wool laded in the said port, to wit 2h marks a sack, 
as is contained in the said indentures one part whereof remains with 
the said earl. French. 
Et erat patents. 

Aug. 15. John Wilmyn the younger, taken and imprisoned in the king's 

Clarendon, gaol of Lyndhurst for a trespass of vert and venison in the New Forest, 

has a writ addressed to John de Foxle keeper of the king's forest tliis 

side Trent or to his representative in the New Forest, directing liim to 

deliver the prisoner to bail. 

Aug. 20. Richard Vernoun and WilUam Loueras, taken and kept under 

Westminster, arrest for a trespass of venison in Selewode forest, have the like writ 
addressed to the said keej)er or to liis representative in Selewode 
forest. 

Aug. 10. To the collectors of customs in the port of Newcastle upon Tyne and 

Clarendon, the controller thereof in the said port. Order to receive the seal 
called 'coket ' appointed for the customs in the said port, which the 
king is sending under seal of the treasurer's office, and to keep the same 
as usual, namely one part with the collectors imder the controller's 
seal, the other part with the controller under the collectors' seal, 
dealing therewith further as they kno\^ to pertain to the said seal 
and as used heretofore to be done. 

The like to the collectors of customs and controllers of customs 
in the following jjorts : 

Kyngeston upon Hull. London. Suthampton. 

St. Botolph. Quenesburgh. Exeter. 



Great Jernemuth. 



Cicestre. 



Bristol. 



July 26. 

Westminster. 



To John de Olne}' eseheator in Huntingdonshire and Bukingham- 
slure. Order to take the fealty of Maud late the wife of Reynold de 
Grey of Wilton upon Wee according to the form of a schedule enclosed, 
and not to meddle further with the manor of Touslond co. Huntingdon 
taken into the kings hand by the said Reynold's death, delivering 
to her any issues thereof taken ; as the king has learned by 



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1370, Membrane 10 — cont. 

inquisition, taken by the escheator, that by grant of Henry de Grey 
his father the said Reynold at his death held that manor jointly with 
the said Maud, and that the same is held by knight service of the king 
• as of the honour of Huntyngdon of the purparty of Robert de Brous 
which is in the king's hand. 

To Walter de Kelby escheator in Lincolnshire. Order not to meddle 
further with the manor of Hemmyngby taken into the king's hand 
by the death of Reynokl de Grey of Wee, delivering to Maud late 
his wife any issues etc. (as above) ; as the king has learned by in(juisi- 
tion, taken by the escheator, that at his dt-ath the said Reynold held 
the said manor jointly with the said Maud, and that the same is held 
of others than tlic king. 

Aug. 14. To Robert de Twy ford escheator in Derbyshire. Order to take of 

Clarendon. Maud who was wife of Reynold de Grey of Wilton upon Wee tenant 
in cliief an oath that she will not marry without the king's licence, 
and in presence of Henry de (Jrey knight son and heir of the said 
Reynold, if being warned he will attend, to assign her dower of her 
said husbands lands taken into the king's hand by his death, sending 
the assignment to be enrolled in chancery. 
The like to the following : 

William Auncel escheator in Herefordshire and the march of 

Wales adjacent. 
John atte Welde escheator in Essex and Hertfordshire. 
John Eroille escheator in Wiltesir. 

John de Ohiey escheator in Bedfordshire, Bukinghamshire, 
Cambridgesliire and Huntingdonshire. 



Membrane 9. 

Sept. 14. To Hugh de Courtney earl of Devon. Order upon his allegiance, as 
Havering, he cares for the king and his honour and the safety of England, and 
would save himself harmless, to leave over aU else and with all possible 
speed to cause all the fencible men of those parts to be arrayed and 
kept in array, so that they shall be ready to resist the king's enemies 
of France and to defeat their malice if they shall invade those parts ; as 
the kinjT; is by certain his friends informed of a surety that the said 
enemies have now made ready a great Heet with a host of armed men, 
purposing within a nionth from tliis date to invade the realm in those 
parts and to overcome and destroy the king and his people, and it is 
the king's will with God's aid to oppose their malice and to provide 
for the safety of the realm, as he is bound to do. By K. 

[Foedera.] 

To the abbot of Quarr, Theobald Gorges, Tliomas de la Ryvere and 
Ral])h Basset. Like order, imder pain of forfeiture, to array all the 
fencible men of the Isle of Wight ; as the Idng etc. (as above, mutatis 
mutandis). By K. 

[Ibid.] 

To the mayor and baililis of Bristol, Walter de Frompton, Walter 
Derby, Richard Spicer and Robert Chidder. Order, under pain of 
forfeiture, leaving over all else and ceasing all excuse, to be in person 
before WiUiam bishop of Winchester the chancellor at Clere Episcopi 



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1;^70. Membrane 9 — cont. 

with all possible speed, with him to take order for the salvation of 
the realm, and furtlier to do as they shall be then directed by him on 
the king's behalf ; as the king etc. (a.s above). 

Sept. 7. To John de Bisshopeston escheator in Middlesex. Order without 

Westminster, delay to certify in chancery under his seal the cause wherefore he has 
taken into the king's liand the goods and chattels of Master John de 
Bukynghani fanner of Hyndon church, and the fruits and proventions 
thereof, sencUng again this writ, and to cause the same goods and 
chattels, fruits and proventions to be delivered by indenture containing 
an account and the value thereof to the said John, who has taken 
u])on him in chancery to answer to the king for the same, or for the 
value or price thereof, if they ought to pertain to the king. 
Vacated because nothing done thereupon. 

Sept. 8. To the mayor and bailiffs of the town of la Rye. Strict order, under 

Westminster, pain of forfeiting the value of the goods hereinafter mentioned, to 
deliver and restore to Francis Boydezone and John Croeselin, attorneys 
of Clays le Baker, Michael le Fevre, Lamsyn de la Clyte and Lamsin de 
Boxtat' merchants, being burgesses of Ipre and subjects of the count 
of Flanders, a ship called ' la Seinte Marie ' of Lescluse, Lamsin Crieke 
master, and all goods and merchandise therein, according to the agree- 
ment made between the king and council and the envoys of the said 
count, arresting all those of the said town «ho took out of the said 
ship or have corn, bacon pigs, oil, cheese, honey or other goods and 
will not restore the same, and imprisoning them until they shall fullj' 
content the said merchants or attorneys of their said goods if existing, 
or otherwise of the true value thereof, so behaving in the matter that 
by their default no second complaint shall reach the king's ears ; 
as on behalf of the said count it is shewn the king that, whereas it 
was agreed with the said env^oys, sent on behalf of the said count 
and the commonalty of Flanders to treat concerning divers trespasses 
and grievances inflicted by the king's people upon merchants and 
other men of Flanders at sea, that all the said corn and other goods 
in the said ship, lately taken at sea by the king's people and brought to 
the said town, should be wholly restored and dehvered to the said 
merchants together with the sliip, and that though the said merchants 
have many times sued with the mayor and bailiffs for restitution thereof 
accorchngly, they have heretofore taken no heed to make restitution 
of ship or goods or any of the same as the king has learned, wherefore 
on behalf of the said count prayer is made to the king for succour and 
restitution ; and it is the king's will that the said agreement be 
observed in all things. 

Sept. 23. To the mayor and bailiffs of the town of Bristol, Walter de Frorapton, 
Westminster. Walter Derby and Robert Cliidder. Order, under pain of forfeiture 
of life and Umb etc., leaving over all else, with all possible speed to 
cause all the fencible men of that to\\n and the suburbs thereof to 
be arrayed and kept in array so as to be ready to resist the king's 
enemies of France and defeat their malice if they shall invade those 
parts ; as by certain liis friends the king has sure information that 
the said enemies have now made ready a great fleet with a host of 
armed men, purposing as soon as may be to invade the realm in those 
parts. By K. 

Et erat patens. 

[Foedera.] 



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1870. Meinbrnne 9 — cont. 

Sept. 24. To the sheriflF of Roteland. Order to stay lii.s demand made by 
Westminster. excluMjuer .summons u[)on i\w parson of Uppyngham for 47.s. of the 
tax granted to the king l)v ahens in the l!tth year of lii.s reign, releasing 
any distress made for that cause ; as tliat sum is being demanded at 
the exchequer of tiie said church as the king has learned, and by 
colour of estreats of the excliecpier lately sent to the sheriff, the sheriff 
is unlawfully distraining and troubling the said parson for payment 
thereof as if he were an alien, which he is not, although the said sum 
is due from the cluuch of I'ltpyngham in the Isle of \Viglit, and not of 
Uppyngham co. Kot*^land, as of the prior of Uppyngham who is parson 
of Uppyngham in the Isle of Wight, u herefore th(> parson first nsimcfl has 
prayed the king for remedy ; and the king is fully assured that the 
church whereof the said sum is due is in the Isle of Wight. 

To the treasurer and the barons of the exehe((uer. Like order to 
stay their demand for 47«. made upon the parson of Uppyngham co. 
Roteland, causing the same to be levied of the parson of Uppyngham 
in the Isle of Wight, if answer has not yet been made for it to 
the king. 

Sept. 26. To the collectors of customs in the port of Suthampton. Order, 
Westminster, upon the petition of Gailard de la Launde and his fellows, merchants 
of Bayonne, if assured by oath of the said Cailard or otherwise that 
certain cloths of theirs were l)ought in Flanders, and were landed on 
the sea coast near Portesmuth for salvage thereof for fear of the king's 
enemies of France and not for sale as it is said, to suffer the said 
merchants to lade the same in the said port and without payment of 
custom to take them to Gascony to make their advantage thereof ; 
as their petition shews that in Flanders they laded a ship called 'la Seint 
Johan ' of liayonne with cloths and other merchandise to take to Gas- 
cony, and that although on the \oyage thither the said ship was by the 
said enemies pursued to the coast aforesaid and there burned, and of 
the cloths therein 77 2 of divers sorts were landed for salvage of the same, 
the collectors are hindering the said merchants from lading those 
cloths in ships and taking them to Gascony without payment of custom 
thereon, praying for remedy. 

Oct. 6. To the bailiffs of Kyngeston upon Thames for the time being. Order 

Sheen. of the farm of that town to pay to Richard de Irlond the king's surgeon 
the arrears for Michaelnias term last of 40 marks a year, and hence- 
forward to pay him that sum every jear during his life at Easter and 
IVIiehaelmas by even portions, taking his acquittance ; as lately of 
his favour and for the said surgeon's good service the king by letters 
patent granted him that sum to l)e taken at the exchequer every year 
during his life or until the king should take other order for his estate ; 
and after on 15 May last, at the prayer of the said Richard and for 
that he gave up the said letters in chancery to be cancelled, the king 
by letters patent granted him to take the same sum of the farm of the 
said town by the hands of the bailiffs every year during his life or until 
other order should be taken for his estate. 

Sept. 11. To the collectors of customs in the port of Suthampton. Order 

Westminster, to view certain letters of cocket of the prince of Aquitaine and Wales 

made to Richard de Westburj^ merchant, and if assured that 36f 

sacks 3 cloves 6/6. of wool in 20 sarplers and 1 pocket are of the growth 



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1,*)7(). Membrane 9 — cont. 

of Wales, were cocketed in the staple of Coneweye, and the custom 
truly paid, to sutTcr the said Hiehard to latle the said wool in ships 
in the port of Suthainpton and without a second payment to take 
the same to Calais to make his advantage thereof ; as by plaint 
make on behalf of the said Kichard it is shewn the king that in the 
principality of North Walew he laded the said wool of the growth 
thereof, being weighed in the sarplers and pocket aforesaid, in a ship 
called 'la Kalerine of Beaumaris, Adam le Clerc master, at the said 
prince's staple of Conewey, and paid the custom thereupon due to 
Robert de Parys chamberlain of the said prince in North Wales and 
collector in that staphs of the custom as well upon wool, hides and 
woolfells as upon otlier merchandise etc. whatsoever, as by the said 
letters of cocket may appear, and that the said collectors are hindering 
him from lading the said wool in another ship and taking it to Calais 
without a second |)ayment of custom as if it were not already customed, 
although after the lading thereof the said ship was arrested in Wales 
for the king's service and brought to 8uthampton, and the said wool 
was taken out of the ship and put ashore against the will of the said 
Kichard. Proviso that no v\ool of the growth of England shall by 
colour of these presents be taken over thither with the wool above 
mentioned. 



Membrane 8. 

Oct. 7. To the sheriff of York for the time being. Writ de intendendo, 

Westminster, ordering liim of the issues of his bailiwick to pay to Robert atte Wode 
the arrears of 4d. a day from 6 November in the 34th year of the 
reign, and henceforward to pay him that daily sum, taking his 
acquittance ; as on 6 November aforesaid of his favour, for the said 
Robert's good service and for that he \\ as maimed in the king's service, 
the king by letters patent granted him 4rf. a day for life to be taken 
by the hands of the sheriff. 
Et erat yatens. 

Oct. 15. To the treasurer and the barons. Order to stay their demand made 

Westminster, by exchequer summons upon Richard del Heton, Hugh del Holt, 
Henry de Workeslegh, Adam de Rauthorn and Jolm de Asshehurst 
for 100 marks, thereof discharging them at the exchequer ; as they 
mainperned before the justices of the peace in Lancashire under a 
pain of 100 marks for the good behaviour of Richard de Shakerleye 
toward the king and his people, and to have his body upon warning 
before the said justices within six days, and that sum is now 
demanded as aforesaid of the said mainpernors for that they had 
him not before the justices at a set day according to warning received 
to answer to the king concerning divers trespasses by him committed ; 
and the said Richard de Heton, Hugh and John, William son of 
William de Radechf and Geoffrey del Holt have made to the king 
in chancery a recognisance for 10/. 

Oct. 14. To the collectors of customs in the port of Quenesburgh for the time 

Westminster, being. Order, of the issues of the customs in the said [port], to pay 
to Richard de Pembrugge, constable of Dovorre castle and warden 
of the Cinque Ports, so much as pertains to him from 21 June last of 
100 marks a year to him granted by the king, and henceforward to 
pay him that sum every year at lilichaelmas and Easter by even 



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portions so long as he shjill have that wardonship, taking liis acquit- 
tance : as on the day mentioned, among other grants made him for ids 
maintenance and maintenance of his chaf)lains, servants and warders 
and of one carpenter dwelhng in the said caslle, and for their wages, 
the king l)y letters patent ;j:rantcd him 100 marks a year to be taken 
as aforesaid in the said port or elsewhere, wheresoever the staple of 
wool in Kent shall be and custom be taken. 
Et erat patens. 

Oct. 20. To the keepers or farmers of the king's manor of Bray for the 

Weetiniiister. time being. ()rder of tlu' faini or issues of that luanor to pay to John 
de Drayton the arrears of 43.s. 4c{. a year since; 14 August in the 
43rd year of the reign, and henceforward to pay him that sum every 
year, taking his accpiittance ; as lately t^ueen Philippa granted him 
the office of hay^vard (messor) and warrener of the said manor to hold 
during good behaviour, taking thereof such liveries and profits as the 
last holder Koger de Yerdele deceased used to take ; and after on the 
day mentioned, for that by the said (jueen's death the said manor came 
to the king's hands of liis favour and in consideration of the good 
service of the said John to the (jueen in her life time, in recompense 
for the said office, the king by letters patent granted him the said 
yearly sum to be taken as aforesaid during his life or until other 
order should be taken for his estate. 
Et erat patens. 

Oct. 20. To Ralph Basset of Drayton knight, keeper of tlie manor of Melton 

Westminster. Moubray which was of John de Moubray of Axiholm tenant in chief 
deceased, or to the farmers there for the time being. Order to pay 
to John de Dysworth the arrears of 405. a year, and hencefor\\ ard to 
pay him that sum every year at the accustomed terms, taking his 
acquittance for every payment ; as the said John de Moubray lately 
in his life time granted to the said John de Dysworth his servant, for 
the report w hich he brought him of the delivery of Eleanor his eldest 
daughter, 405. a year for life to be taken of his said manor at Mid- 
summer, with power to distrain for arrears ; and on 8 April in the 
43rd year of his reign the king confirmed that grant. 
Et erat patens. 

Oct. 15. To John de Foxelee keeper of the king's forest this side Trent, or to 

Westminster, his representative in 8avernak forest. Order to deliver to John son of 
John Malewayn tenant in chief the forest bailiwick of Suthgrove within 
the said forest of Savernak to hold and keej) it as his ancestors hereto- 
fore used to do, if the same is in the king's hand by reason of his nonage 
and not otherwise ; as it is found by incfuisition, taken by John de 
Froille escheator in ^\'iltesir, that John Malewayn at his death held in 
chief in his demesne as of fee a messuage and 80 acres of land in West- 
grafton by the service of keeper of the bailiwick aforesaid and by the ser- 
vice of IO5. yearly payable by the hands of the constable of Marlcbergh 
castle, and held the said bailiw ick in his demesne as of fee ; and on 
14 October in the 39th year of the reign the age of John his son and 
heir was proved, and the king took this homage, and commanded livery 
to be given him of liis said fathers lands. 

Oct. 28. To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Order, if 

Westminster, assured by inquisition or otherwise that by reason of the destruction 

wrought by the Scots in those parts Richard de Horsley sheriff of 



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Membrane 8 — cont. 

Northumberland did not nor might not levy the rents, farms and 
other j)rofit« of okl time pertaining to that eounty, not to charge him 
in his account to answer to the king for any not levied for that cause, 
thereof discharging him as other sheriffs there used heretofore to be 
discharged ; as he has sliewn the king that the lands in that county 
are so wasted by frecjuent inroads of the Scots lately coming in warlike 
manner that he may not levy the said rents, farms and profits, but 
that the treasurer and the barons considering not this are purposing 
to charge him in his account with all of them, as if the land were not 
wasted and he might have levied them all. 



Oct. 28. 



To John de Rokewode escheator in Suffolk. Order to cause John 

Westminster, son and heir of VV^alter Clerbek tenant in chief to have seisin of his 

said father's lands taken into the king's hand by his death ; as the 

said John has proved his age before tfie escheator, and the king has 

taken his homage and fealty. By p.s. [28531.] 

Oct. 10. To William de Chorlegh escheator in Lancashire. Order to take 

Westminster, of Alice who was wife of Richard de Dynelay tenant in chief an oath 
that she will not marry without the king's licence, and in presence 
of Henry son and heir of the said Richard, if being warned he will attend, 
to assign her dower of her said husband's lands taken into the king's 
hand by his death, sending the assignment to be enrolled in chancery. 



Membrane 7. 

Oct. 18. To John Froille escheator in Oxfordshire. Order to take into the 

Westminster, king's hand the manors of Escote and Lynham together vvith the issues 
thereof taken since the death of Adam de Shareshill, and to deliver 
them with the said issues to Stephen de Valence and Joan his wife 
to hold during her life ; as on 8 April last by divers letters 
patent the king committed to William Gamboun the keeping of a 
messuage and two carucates of land in the town of Ascote, and 
to William Hervy the keeping of a messuage and two carucates 
of land in the town of Lynham, which are of the heritage of John 
de Fienes a minor in the king's wardship, and were in the king's 
hand by the death of the said Adam, who held the same for life of that 
heritage, to hold with the issues thereof for set yearly farms until 
the law ful age of John de Fienes ; and after it was found by inquisition, 
taken by the escheator at the king's command, that Joan Fienles 
long ago held the said manors in her demesne as of fee, and after 
espoused the said Adam, that the said Adam and Joan by fine levied 
in the king's court granted the said manors to John de ShareshuU 
parson of Wyrardesbury and John le Moigne and to their heirs, and 
they granted the same to the said Adam and Joan and to the heirs 
of the said Joan, that the said Adam overlived his said wife and by 
virtue of the said grant held the said manor for life with reversion to 
William Fienles, son and heir of John Fienles son and heir of the said 
Joan Fienles, that William Fienles gave the said reversion to Richard 
de Chiderle clerk and John Cramphorn and to their heirs, to whom 
the said Adam attorned himself, that after the said Richard, who 
overlived John Cramphorn, gave the said reversion to the said 
William Fienles (now deceased) and Joan his Avife, whom Stephen de 
Valence has now taken to wife, and to the heirs of the said WUliam de 
Fienles, and the said Adam likewise attorned himself to them, and 



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1370. Membrane 7 — cont. 

that the said manors are not held of the king ; and thereupon at the 
suit of the said Stephen and of Joan now liis wife, praying for 
revocation of the said grants to WilHam (Janiboun and WilHam Hervy 
and for hvery to themselves of the saitl manoi*s and issues, as the said 
messuage and hmd in l^^scote are the said manor of Escote and the 
said messuage and land in liynham are the said manor of Lynham and 
not other lands nor tenements, the king by ^\rit ordered the sheriff 
to give notice to the said William Gambon and William Herv^y to be 
before him in chancery in the octaves of Michaelmas last to shew cause 
wherefore the said grants to them respectively matle ought not to 
be revoked, and the said manors and issues be delivered to the said 
Stephen and Joan to hold during her life according to the grant and 
attornment aforesaid, and further to do and receive what the court 
should determine in the j)rcmises ; and the sheriff returned that he 
gave notice to William Hervy accordingly, and as to William 
Gamboun he caused Robert Pursle bailiff of the liberty of the hundred 
of Thame to have the return of that writ, who answered that he 
likewise gave notice as the writ re(juired ; and the said W^illiam Hervy 
being at the day named called in chancery came not, and William 
Gamboun or Micliael Skillyng the king's attorney appearing there that 
day said nought to the purpose for the king or for the said William 
wherefore the said giants ought not to be revoked and the said manors 
delivered as aforesaid, wherefore by these presents the king has 
revoked the said grants. 

Oct. 22. To John de Olneye escheator in Bukinghamshire and Cambridge- 

Westiniiister. shire. Order to cause Philip la \'ache knight, son and heir of Richard 
la Vache knight tenant in chief, to have seisin of his said father's 
lands taken into the king's hand by his death ; as the said Philip has 
proved his age before the escheator, and the king has taken his homage 
and fealty. By p.s. [28525.] 

To Richard de Wydeville escheator in Norhamptonshire. Like 
order ; as the said Philip has proved his age before John de Olneye 
escheator in Bukinghamshire. By p.s. (the same writ). 



Nov. 10. To the keeper of the great wardrobe for the time being. Order 
Westminster, to pa}/ to John Brian year by j-ear 40.s. of a piece of ground and an 
inn or dwelling house tliereu])on built by John de Beauchamp of 
Warrewyk, the said ground and inn being in the king's hand and the 
said John Brian being parson of St. Andrew Baynardescastell London, 
taking his acquittance ; as at the suit of the said parson, alleging 
that the said John de Beauchamp (now deceased) acquired certain 
tenements in that parish wherein great number of the parishioners 
dwelt, pulled them down, and new built the said inn for his dwelling, 
which ground and inn were after aecpiired of his executors by the king, 
and that he the said parson and his predecessors parsons of the said 
church before that time yearly took of the said parishioners tithes, 
oblations, obventions and divers other profits and emoluments 
amounting to great part of the proventions of the said church, whereof 
at present the })arson takes nothing for that the premises are in the 
king's hand and not inhabited by parishioners, praying that in lieu 
thereof provision be made him of some remuneration, on 1 October in 
the 43rd year of his reign of his favour and alms the king by letters 



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patent granted the .said parson in recompense for the tithes etc. afore- 
.said 40v. a year to he taken of the said ground and inn by the hands 
of tlie said keeper, who now dwells then^ upon his office, so long as he 
shall there ahide hy the king's appointment, and of others who shall 
hereafter in name of the king or his heirs have or occupy the keeping 
of the premi.ses by reason of the said oflice or otherwi.se, so long as 
the sauje shall remain in the king's hands and the said John Brian 
shall be ))arson of the said ehuroh. 

hJl nut JKtleHS. 

Nov. 10. To John duke of Laneastre or to liis representative, his sheriffs and 
VVeatminster. stewards or bailiffs and ministers in Wales whatsoever. Order upon their 
allegiance, inid(^r pain of forfeiture, as they love the king and his 
honour and desire the salvation of the realm and principality, upon 
sight of these presents to leave over all else, cease every excuse, and 
cause all the castles, fortresses, towns and other places of the said duke 
within the ))rincipality of Wales to be furnished with men at arms, 
armed men and archers, with victuals and other things needful, and all 
the men, tenants and dwellers within the duke's lordship of whatsoever 
estate or conditirm to be anayed with competent arms and kept in array 
so as to be ready at all times to resist the malice of the king's enemies 
of France if any shall invade those parts, arresting and keeping under 
arrest in ]irison under safe custody while danger threatens all suspected 
persons within the said lordship, being adherents of the said enemies 
or of covin, aid, counsel or favour toward them, so that no manner of 
hurt or peril come to the king, his realm or lieges by the said enemies 
or their adherents ; as the king has particular information by certain 
his friends that the said enemies and other their adherents, endeavouring 
to destroy the realm of England and all the English tongue, have 
gathered a great host of ships \\itli men at arms and armed men, 
purpo.sing before Christmas next to land within the said principality 
and draw over the same to their dominion, and so far as they may 
utterly to overthrow the king and his lieges unless speedily and manfully 
resisted with the strong hand ; and it is the king's will by every 
means he may to oppose their malice as he ought to do. By K. 

[Fa(kra.] 
The like to the following : 

EdA\ard ]>rince of Aquitaine and Wales. 

Walter de Manny lord of the county of Meryonnyth. 

Reynold de Grey lord of Ruthyn. 

John de Cherlton lord of Powys. 

Richard earl of Arundell. 

Edmund earl of March. 

Thomas earl of Warrewich. 

John earl of Pembroch. 

Ralph earl of Stafford. 

Edward lord le Despenser. 

James lord of Audele. 

Nicholas son of James lord of Audele. 

Guy de Briene. 

Humphrev de Bohun earl of Hereford. 

The bishop of St. David's. 

Roger le Strange. 

Robert de Ferrers. 

Nicholas Burnel. • • • 



44 EDWARD III. 



159 



1370. Membrane 7 — cont. 

Gilbert Talbot. 
The countess of March. 

Ingclrain de Couey earl of Bedford, guardian of the lands of 
Edmund carl of March, a minor in the king's wardship. 
[Ibid.] 

Membrane 6. 

Nov. 12. To William Latymer keeper of the king's forest "beyond Trent, or 
Westminster, to his representative in the forest of Galtres. Order, if Jolin son of 
John (Jregory of (Jrayk, William del Hank of ('rayk, William Eleccher 
of Crayk, Thon\as Scot of Grayk and William Day of Brandesby, 
taken and imprisoned in the king's prison of Davy for an alleged 
trespass of venison in the said forest for which they are inflicted, shall 
find every of th(>m twelve true men of that bailiwick who will mainpern 
to have them before the king's justices next in eyre for pleas of the 
forest in Yorkshire to stand to right concerning the said trespass, to 
deliver them in l)ail to the said mainpernors if replevisable according 
to the assize of the forest, bringing the names of the mainpernors and 
this writ before the said justices. 

Nov. 10. To Thomas Chaumbernoun escheator in Devon. Order to take 

Westminster, of Maud who was wife of Richard de Merton tenant in chief an oath 

that slie will not marry without the king's licence, and to assign her 

dower of her said husband's lands, sending the assignment under seal 

to be enrolled in chancery. 

To William Cheyny escheator in Somerset. Order to take of Cicely 
who was wife of Adam Sabyn of Bekyndon tenant in chief an oath 
that she will not marry without the king's licence, and to assign her 
dower of her said husband's lands, sending the assignment under seal 
to be enrolled in chancery. 

Nov. 18. To John Coby chaplain. Licence to [defend] the business of an 
Westminster, appeal at the court of Rome in so far as it concerns the jurisdiction of 
that court and does not touch the king's jurisdiction, provided that he 
shall attempt nothing else there which ma}' tend to the hurt of the crown 
and the king's dignity, or to impair the laws and customs of the realm : 
as on behalf of the said John the king has learned that by an appeal 
[laid] at the court of Rome by William de Navesljy canon residentiary 
{residrnciarins ei stagitirius) of the cliurch of London and prebendary 
of Cadyngton the less therein against the said John and against 
Richard subexecutor of a grace done to him by the see of Rome con- 
cerning the vicarage of Tyllyngham, certain business specially 
belonging it is said to the jurisdiction of that court touching alleged 
wrongs committed against the said William is pending w ithout decision, 
and petition is made to the king for licence for the said John to depart 
to Rome and defend the same ; and the king would not deny the said 
John justice in that behalf. By C. 

Nov, 18. To the keeper or farmer of the manor of Melton Moubray co. 
Westminster. Leycester for the tin\e being. Order of the issues of that manor to 
pay to Joan de'Canleye, late a damsel of the consort of John de Moubray 
late lord of the honour of Brembre, the arrears of a yearl^'^ rent of 
10 marks, and henceforward to paj^ her that rent every year, taking 
her acquittance ; as the said John by his writing gave her the aaid 



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1870. Membrane 6 — cont. 

rent issuing from his said manor to be taken at Melton Moubray every 
year during her life at Martinmas and Easter by even portions ; and 
after tlu' king l»y ictlcrs patent contirmed the same, notwitlistanding 
that the said manor is hehl in chief, and amimg other hands of tiie 
saitl John is now come to the king's hands by his death and by 
^ reason of the nonage of his lieir. 

El rral jxtlcns. 

Nov. 26. 'Vo Riehard dc Wych'viMe eseheator in Rotehand. Order not to 

Westniinster. meddh' fiirtiier with the manor and advowson of Wodeheved taken 
into the king's liand by the death of Roger la Warre knight, delivering 
to ICleanor late his wife any issues thereof taken; as the king has 
learned by incpiisition, taken by the e.scheator, that the said Roger 
at his death held no lands in that county in chief in his deme.sne 
as of fee nor in service, but held the said manor and advowson 
jointly with the said Eleanor of the gift and feoffment of John de 
(olne i)arson of Etton and William de Sywardeby to them and the 
heirs of their bodies, and that the same are held of others than 
the king. 

To Walter de Kelby eseheator in Lincolnshire. Like order 
concerning the manor of Swynesheved a messuage, 6 acres of land and 
4 acres of meadow therein excepted, the advowson of Swynesheved 
church and Garthorp chapel, and the manor of Bloxham with the 
advow.sons of Bloxhani and Brigeasterkm churches ; as the king has 
learned by incpiisition that the said Roger held the manor and 
advowson of Swynesheved (with the exception aforesaid) and the 
advowscm of the said chapel jointly with the .said Eleanor by fine 
levied in the king's court of the grant of John la Warre knight and 
John de Wyke to them and the heirs of Roger, and likewise the manor 
of Bloxham with the advowsons aforesaid of the gift of John de Colne 
parson of Etton and William de Sywardeby to them and the heirs 
of their bodies, and tlmt the same are held of others than the king. 

To William de Qiorlegh eseheator in Lancashire. Like order 
concerning the manor of Mamchestre and the advow sons of Mamehestre 
and Assheton ; as the king has learned t)v inq»iisition that the said 
Roger held the same jointly with the said Eleanor of the gift and 
feoffment of John la Warre knight and John de Wyke to them and 
the heirs of Roger, and that they are held of others than the king. 

To John Rous eseheator in Leycestershire. Like order concerning 
tw o thirds of the manor of Borstalle ; as the king has learned by 
inquisition that the said Roger held the same jointly with the said 
Eleanor of John duke of Lancastre by the gift of John de Wyke to 
them and the heirs of their bodies. 

To Richard de Wydeville eseheator in Norhamptonshire. Order 
to take of the said Eleanor an oath that she will not marry without 
the king's licence, and to assign her dower of the lands of the said 
Roger her husband taken into the king's hand by his death, sending 
the assignment under seal to be enrolled in chancery. 

To William Banastre eseheator in Salop. Order to assign dower to 
the said Eleanor ; as the king has by Richard de Wydeville taken of 
her an oath etc. {as above). 



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161 



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Membrane 6 — cont 



The like to tlie following : 

John Froille escheator in Berkshire and Wiltesir. 

William Cheyny escheator in Somerset. 

William de Chorlegh escheator in Lancashire. 

William Auncel escheator in Herefordsliirc and the march of 

Wales adjacent. 
John de Bisshopeston escheator in Sussex. 



Membrane 5. 

Nov. 8. To the collectors of customs in the port of Bristol. Order, upon 

Westminster, the petition of Richard Spicer of Bristol merchant, to view divers 
the king's letters of cocket in the hands of John Seymor and Walter 
Stodley his attorneys, and if by iiispection thereof assured that the 
said John and Walter laded certain hides in Ireland and there paid 
the custom due upon the same, and that these are the same which 
were customed in Ireland, to suffer the said Richard, John and Walter 
without let to put the said hides upon ships and without a second 
payment of custoni to take them to the town of Calais to make their 
advantage thereof, any ordinances or commands to the contrary 
notw ithstanding ; as the said petition shews that in Ireland the said 
John and Walter laded certain ships with 60 lasts of hides to be taken 
to Calais, that they truly paid there the customs due for the same, 
tliat the said ships at sea were by certain the king's enemies driven to 
the said port, that the said hides are yet in that port, and that the 
collectors suffer them not to take the same thence to any parts without 
a second payment of custom for that they were there put on shore, 
although the custom was paid as aforesaid, as by the said letters of 
cocket may appear. By C. 

Dec. 2. To John de Rokwode escheator in Suffolk. Order not to meddle 

Westminster, further with the lands of William de Bockyng, tenant by knight service 
of tlie heir of Lionel duke of Clarence tenant in chief a minor in the 
king's wardship, taken into the king's hand by the said William's 
death and by reason of the nonage as well of John Bockyng his son 
and heir as of the said duke's heir, and yet in the king's hand ; as 
the said John de Bockyng has proved his age before the escheator, 
and on 24 August in the 43rd year of the reign was proved the age 
of Philippa daughter and heir of the said duke, whom Edmund de 
Mortuo Mari earl of March has taken to wife, and the king took the said 
earl's fealty, and commanded livery to be given him of the lands 
held by the said duke as well in his demesne as of fee as by the courtesy 
of England of the said Philippa's heritage after the death of her mother 
Elizabeth late his \vife. 

Nov. 18. To Thomas Chaumbernoun escheator in Devon. Order not to 
Westminster, meddle further with a fifth part of the manor of Chepyngtoriton taken 
into the king's hand by the death of Richard de Merton, delivering to 
William de Bokebrigge clerk and Matthew de Stawell knight any ii^sues 
thereof taken ; as the king lias learned by inquisition, taken by the 
escheator, that the said Richard at his death held the same jointly 
with the said William and Matthew of the gift and feoffment of Thomas 
Chevne made with the king's licence to them and the heirs of the 
said Richard, and that the same is held in chief by the service of the 
fifth part of three knights' fees. 

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1370. Membrane 5 — conl. 

Nov. 6. To Thomas de Musgrave eacheator in Westmorland. Order not to 

Westminater. meddle further with two thirds of a certain pasture in Banandesdale 
taken into the king's hand by the death of Roger son of Gilbert de 
Lancastre ; as it is found by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that 
the said Roger, who died on Thursday before Michaelmas in the 
26th year of the reign, held at his death no lands in that county in 
chief in his demesne as of fee, but held the said two thirds of the fees 
of William de Coucy late in the king's hand as of a moiety of the 
manor of Kyrkeby in Kendale by the service of 3s. yearly payable to 
the said William, and that Joan wife of William Taillour daughter 
of the said Roger, wlio at his death was within age, is his next heir 
and now of full age ; and at another time the king committed to John 
de Coupland deceased and Joan his wife (yet living) for the life of 
either of them the said moiety of the manor of Kyrkeby in Kendale, 
together with the knights' fees thereto pertaining. 

Nov. 20. Order to the sheriff of Essex to cause a coroner to be elected instead 

Westminster, of William de Pakelesham, who has not leisure for the duties of that 
office. 

Nov. 10. Order to the sheriff of Salop to cause a coroner to be elected instead 

Westminster, of Roger Preyers, who is dead. 

Nov. 6. Order to the sheriff of Hereford to cause two coroners to be elected 

Westminster, instead of John Strete and Thomas Burghope, who are dead. 

Nov. 3. Order to the sheriff of Worcester to cause a coroner to be elected 

Westminster, instead of William de Ruyhale, who is dead. 

Nov. 6. Order to the sheriff of Gloucester to cause a coroner to be elected 

Westminster, instead of Richard Hurtland, who is insufficiently qualified. 

Oct. 12. Order to the sheriff of Westmorland to cause a coroner to be elected 

Westminster, instead of Thomas de Red mane, who is insufficiently qualified. 

Nov. 22. Order to the sheriff of Derbyshire to cause a coroner to be elected 
Westminster, instead of Hugh de Muskham, who is insufficiently qualified. 

Oct. 15. Order to the sheriff of Oxford to cause a coroner to be elected instead 

Westminster, of Thomas de Fretewell, who is insufficiently qualified. 

Oct. 20. Order to the sheriff of Roteland to cause a verderer of the king's 

Westminster, forest of Roteland to be elected instead of William Morewode of 
Dryestoke, who is insufficiently qualified. 

Oct. 24. Order to the sheriff of Devon to cause a coroner to be elected instead 

Westminster, of William Lyf, who is sick and aged. 

Oct. 25. Order to the sheriff of Roteland to cause a coroner to be elected 

Westminster, instead of Richard Neville, who is sick and aged. 

Membrane 4. 

Oct. 22. To William Auncel escheator in Herefordshire and the march of Wales 

Westminster, adjacent. Order to deliver to Adam de Peshale and Elizabeth his 

wife a third -part of the lordship of Talgarth Englees in the said march 



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1370. Membrane 4 — cont. 

taken into the king's hand by the death of Joan ap Rees wife of Philip 
ap Rees, together with the issues thereof taken ; as the king has learned 
by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that the said Joan at her death 
held the said third part in chief by knight service in name of dower 
to her assigned bj'^ the king's command after her said husband's death 
with reversion to the said IClizabeth, being daughter and heir of the 
said Phihp ; and the king has at another time taken the fealty of the 
said Adam. 

Oct. 20. To Robert de Twyford escheator in Derbyshire. Order not to 

VVeatmineter. meddle further with the manor of Shirland taken into the king's 
hand by the death of Reynold de Grey of Wilton upon Wee, delivering 
to Maud late his wife any issues thereof taken ; as the king has learned 
by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that the said Reynold at his 
death held the said manor jointly with the said Maud of the gift and 
feoffment of Henry Knot and John Lecheworth clerks, and that the 
same is not held of the king ; and although the said Maud has at 
present no charter or other evidence of that gift to produce in chancery 
as usual, Henry de Grey son and heir of the said Reynold, being of 
full age., has there acknowledged that the feoffment was made in the 
form aforesaid. 

Nov. 5. To John Froille escheator in Wiltesir. Order not to meddle further 

Wostminster. with the manor of Saltharp and a messuage and one carucate of land 
in Chilton taken into the king's hand by the death of Edmund Everard 
knight, delivering to Felicia late his wife any issues thereof taken ; 
as the king has learned by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that 
the said Edmund at his death held the said manor jointly with the 
said Felicia of the gift of Robert Lydyard chaplain and Nicholas 
de London, the said messuage and land of the gift of Maud daughter 
and heir of John de Chilton to them and the heirs of the said Edmund, 
and that the premises are held of others than the king. 

To William Cheyne escheator in Somerset and Dorset. Order not 
to meddle further with a messuage, two carucates of land, 30 acres of 
meadow and 40^. of rent in Steuelegh co. Somerset, a messuage and 
one carucate of land in Westafford [co. Dorset] and the advowson 
of Westafford, and with one carucate of land at Adesham in the said 
county taken into the king's hand by the death of Edmund Everard 
knight, delivering to Felicia late his wife any issues thereof taken ; 
as the king has learned by divers inquisitions, taken by the escheator, 
that the said Edmund at his death held the premises jointly with the 
said Fehcia, and that the same are held of others than the king. 

Nov. 22. To John Chaumon and his fellows, justices appointed to observe 
West minster, and keep the rivers Humbre, Ouse, Trente, Derwent, Ayre, Done, 
Querf, Nidde, Yore, Swale and Tese in Yorkshire and Lincolnshire 
according to the statute. Order to suffer Richard de Sutton the king's 
yeoman by himself or his deputies before the said justices to demand 
all fines and amercements now or hereafter before them made or 
adjudged for whatsoever trespasses in the said rivers committed 
coi^trary to the statute, and to take and have the money thereof 
arising ; as on 10 ^May in the 43rd year of his reign the king by letters 
patent granted the said Richard for his good service the office of keeper 



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1370. 



Membrane 4 — cont. 



of the said rivers, so as to oversee by himself and his deputies that no 
salmon or samlets be taken in them or any of them in time of fence, 
to hold the said office for his life with the fines and amercements 
aforesaid as Thomas del Bothe deceased held it in his life time. 

Nov. 9. To William de W^yndesore the king's lieutenant in Ireland. Order 

Westminster, to suffer Edmund Lorence to have and })eaceably possess during his 
life the manors of Baliogary, Louthe, Castelryng, Asshe and 
Donmawe in Ireland, freely disposing thereof according to the grant 
of John Darcy lord of Knayth deceased and the king's confirmation 
thereof, notwithstanding that by the death of Queen Philippa the 
wardship of the said John's land and heir has come to the king's 
hands, and to release any distress made upon the said Edmund for 
that cause, provided that every year from the said queen's death until 
the lawful age of the said John's heir answer be made at the exchequer 
of Ireland for the farm of 53/. 6s. 8d. ; as the said John demised and 
to farm let to the said Edmund for life all his lands, lordships, rents 
and services in the said manors rendering yearly 521. 6s. Sd. at 
Christmas and Midsummer by even portions, and after the said queen, 
to whom the king lately committed the said wardship, granted to 
John Wafir for a set farm all the lands of the said John Darcy in 
Ireland until the lawful age of the heir, and at the suit of the said 
Edmund granted him to enjoy the premises according to the said 
writing of John Darcy notwithstanding her said grant to John Wafir 
which she thereby revoked ; and on 23 November in the 36th year 
of his reign the king confirmed the said demise. 

Oct. 20. To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Order not to 

Westminster, charge Richard de Horsley sheriff of Nortlmmberland to answer for 
any rents, farms and profits not levied etc. {as above, p. 155). 

Oct. 25. To William Cheyne escheator in Somerset. Order to remove the 

Westminster, king's hand, and not to meddle further with the liberties which Margery 
prioress of Stodelegh had at Craucombe, delivering to her any issues 
thereof taken ; as lately the king ordered the escheator to certify 
in chancery the cause wherefore the said liberties were by him taken 
into the king's hand, and he certified that he so took the same for that 
he found by inquisition, before him taken of his office, that by grant of 
Kjng Henry and King John the king's forefathers the said prioress 
held the assize of bread and ale, the chattels of felons and fugitives, 
' w^ayf ' and ' stray,' ' infangethef ' and ' outfangethef ' and other 
liberties pertaining to the crow^n w-hich are not confirmed by the 
king ; and the king reckons that cause insufficient. 

Oct. 20. To John de Foxle keeper of the king's forest this side Trent, or to 

Westminster, his representative in the New Forest. Order, if by inquisition of 
true men dwelling within the said forest and without or otherwise 
assured that the manor of Hale co. Suthampton is without the 
bounds of the forest, to stay the demand made upon Robert de 
Loundres knight to enclose the same, suffering him to be thereof 
quit, and releasing any distress made for that cause ; as by complaint 
of the said Robert the king has learned that, though his said manor 
is without the bounds of the said forest, the keeper is distraining him 
to enclose the same as if within the said bounds, wherefore he has prayed 
the king for remedy. 



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1370. Membrane 4 — cont. 

Oct. 30. To the bailiffs of Lincoln. Order to deliver to the keeping of John 

Weetminster. de Holt of Norhamptonshiro and Walter dc Askeby of Lincolnshire, 
by indenture containing the price, value and description thereof, the 
goods and chattels of William Belle, certifying the king of the same, 
and of the price, value and description thereof, and to certify in 
chancery under their seals if there be any reasonable cause wherefore 
they ought not so to do, sending again this writ ; as the king has full 
information that the said William being mad in his madness at Lincoln 
slew John Geppe of Axay otherwise called John Belle, wherefore the 
bailiffs caused his goods and chattels to be seized as forfeit into their 
hands and are detaining them ; and madmen committing crimes 
in their madness ought not by law to undergo the extreme penalty 
nor to forfeit their goods or chattels ; and the said John de Holt and 
Walter appearing in person in chancery have mainpemed when the 
said William shall recover to answer to the king or any fit person 
concerning the goods and chattels so seized, over and above his 
reasonable maintenance. 

•Nov. 1. To John de Bisshopeston escheator in Kent. Order to deliver 

Westminster, to the archbishop of Canterbury, freely to hold in name of wardship 
until the lawful age of the heir, as the archbishop and his predecessors 
have been used to have such wardships, the manor of Wadenhale 
taken by the escheator into the king's hand among other the lands 
of Henry Haut tenant in chief by his death it is said, together with 
the issues thereof taken ; as the king has learned by inquisition, taken 
by the escheator, that the said Henry at his death held the said manor 
of the archbishop by the service of the moiety of one knight's fee 
and of doing suit at the archbishops palace of Canterbury every 
three weeks, and that Nicholas son of Edniund de Haut knight 
{militis) son of the said Henry is his next heir and within age. 

Membrane 3. 
Oct. 28. To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Order, if assured 

Westminster, that a pension of 10 marks a year is due to the prior of Ware from 
the vicars of Ware for the time being as parcel of Ware priory, to 
proceed as they shall see fit according to law and as heretofore used 
to be done in such a case in a process before them begun at the 
exchequer concerning the arrears of the said pension, any command 
of the king to the contrary notwithstanding ; as by complaint on 
behalf of brother John Gerard prior of the said priory it is shewn 
the king that lately for 200/. yearly payable at the exchequer he 
committed to the said prior the keeping of the priory, being in the 
king's hand by reason of the war with France, and of all lands 
and possessions thereto belonging so long as the same should remain 
in the king's hand, that the prior and his predecessors used to take 
the said pension as parcel of the said priory, that the said prior 
sued as aforesaid for arrears thereof against Ralph now vicar of Ware 
in aid of his said farm, and by process at the exchequer the said 
Ralph was summoned to answer to the king and the prior concerning 
the same, but that the treasurer and the barons have long deferred 
to proceed in that process to the prejudice of the king and of the 
prior delaying payment of his said farm. 

Oct. 22. To John Froille escheator in the county of Suthampton. Order 

Westminster, to take of Isabel who was wife of John Husce tenant in chief an oath 



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1370. Mtmhrane 3 — cont. 

that slie will not marry without the king's licence, and to assign Iier 
dower of her said husband's lands taken into the king's hand by 
his death, sending the assignment to be enrolled in chancery. 

Oct. 14. To John Olneye escheator in Bukinghamshire. Order to remove 

WflBtminster. the king's hand, and not to meddle further with the manor of 
Stokgoldyngton and the issues thereof taken by him, if in the king's 
hand for the cause hereinafter rehearsed, saving to the king his action 
against John de Nowers tenant thereof for his marriage if that ought 
to pertain to the king ; as it is found by inquisition, taken by the 
escheator of his office, that the said John, who holds the said manor 
of the king by knight service as of the honour of Peverell, was within 
age when a third part thereof descended to him after the death of Grace 
de Nowers who held that part in dower, and of full age when two 
thirds thereof descended to him after the death of Agnes his mother, 
that his marriage pertained by law to the king, and that he married 
while within age ; and now the said John has petitioned the king for 
remedy, because by colour of the said inquisition he is unlawfully 
put out of the said manor by the escheator without an answer or any 
process ; and in the statute holden {sic) at Westminster in the 28th 
year of the reign among other things it is contained that no man shall 
be put out of his freehold without an answer. 

Not sent to the exchequer, because the king has pardoned the said John 
the trespasses above mentioned, and has granted him all issues taken of 
the premises. 

Oct. 18. To John Froille escheator in Wiltesir. Order to assign to Beatrice 

WeetminBter. who was wife of Reynold Perot tenant in chief, of whom the king 

has taken an oath that she will not marry without his licence, 

dower of her said husband's lands taken into the king's hand by his 

death, sending the assignment under seal to be enrolled in chancery. 

Oct. 18. To Richard de Pembrugge constable of Dovorre castle and warden of 

Westminster, the Cinque Ports. Order to survey the defects of the said castle, and to 
cause the same to be repaired from time to time when need be by the 
view and testimony of the abbot of St. Radegund and the master 
of the Maison Dieu Dovorre or one of them, buying and purvejdng 
wood for making bows and engines [balistis), barrels for scouring 
armour, coffers for keeping the books, vestments and ornaments 
of the castle church, and other things needful ; as the king has learned 
that defects are many, as w^ell in the houses, walls, turrets, church, 
chapel, belfry, hall and buildings of the said castle, the glazed windows 
and doors thereof, as in the books, vestments, ornaments and fittings 
of the said church and chapel, the arms and armour, bows, arrows, 
engines, artillery (attiliis) and things needful purveyed for furnishing 
the same. 

Nov. 20. - To William Latymer keeper of the king's forest of Galtres or his 
Westminster, representative. Order, if Roger ' the Personesman ' of Brandesby 
and Thomas ' the Personesman ' of Brandesby, who are taken and 
imprisoned in the king's prison of Davy for an alleged trespass of 
vert and venison in the said forest for which they are indicted, shall 
find either of them twelve free men of that bailiwick who will mainpern 
to have them before the justices next in eyre for pleas of the 
forest in Yorkshire when they shall come thither to stand to right 



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1370. ♦ Membrane 3 — cont. 

concerning that trespass, to deliver the said Roger and Thomas to 
bail to such mainpernors if replevisable according to the assize of 
the forest, bringing before the said justices the names of the 
mainpernors and this writ. 
1371. 

Jan. 23. To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Order, upon 

Westminater. the petition of the prior of Rochester, to account with him, allowing 
him all reasonable expenses which they shall be assured by his oath 
and by testimony of John Page that he has laid out upon the repair 
of the king's manor of Gravesende, and further doing as the nature 
of the account requires ; as the king charged the said prior to survey 
all defects of the said manor in houses, walls, enclosure and buildings, 
and by view and testimony of the said John, being controller of 
the king's works there, to cause the same to be repaired at the 
king's cost. 

1370. 

Nov. 6. To John de Bisshopeston escheator in Kent. Order to deliver to 

Westminster. John de Hastynges, son and heir of Lawrence de Hastynges earl of 
Pembroke, a moiety of the manor of Godewyneston taken into the 
king's hand by the death of Juliana late wife of William de Clynton 
earl of Huntxaigdon, together with the issues thereof taken since 
12 September in the 42nd year of the reign ; as it is found by inquisition, 
taken by the escheator, that the said William at his death held no 
lands in that county in chief nor in service in his demsene as of fee, 
but held the said moiety of the gift of the said Lawrence during the 
life of the said Juliana, with reversion after her death to the earl of 
Pembroke and his heirs, and that the same is held of the king in 
' gavelkynde ' by fealty ; and on the day mentioned the age of the 
said John was proved, and the king took his homage and fealty, 
commanding livery to be given liim of all his said father's lands. 

Membrane 2. 
Dec. 16. To Hugh Fastolf, subadmiral to John de Neville admiral of the 

Westminster, king's fleet towards the north. Order, if the facts are as hereinafter 
rehearsed, to arrest as forfeit to the king and keep under arrest until 
further order 20 tuns of wine sold contrary to the statute, the ship 
in which the same were, and all wine and other goods and chattels 
therein ; as it is contained in divers statutes that if any man shall 
sell a tun or a pipe of wine before it be gauged by the king's butler, 
ganger or other his ministers, the vendor shall forfeit to the Icing 
that wine or the value thereof ; and now the king has learned by 
credible witness that a ship laded with wine lately touched at Kirkele 
Rode, and that certain forestallers and others of the city of Norwich 
entered the same, and bought and forestalled 20 tuns of the wine 
before they were gauged as aforesaid, in contempt of the king and 
contrary to the statute. 

Oct. 14. To John de Olneye escheator in Bukinghamshire. Order to remove 

Westminster, the king's hand from the manor of Stokegoldyngton, suffering John 
de Nowers to hold the same with the issues thereof taken since 
it was taken into the king's hand until the quinzaine of Easter 
next, in order that in the mean time search may be made of the 
rolls of chancery and other evidences concerning the pronises as 
well for the king as for the said Joan {sic), and the king may act 



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1370. Membrane 2 — cont. 

as he shall see fit according to the law and custom of the realm ; 
as it is found by inquisition, by the escheator taken of his office, 
that John de Nowers, who holds the said manor of the king by knight 
service as of the honour of Peverell, was within age when a third 
part thereof descended to him after the death of Grace de Nowers 
who held that part in dower, and of full age when two thirds of 
the same descended to him after the death of Agnes his mother, 
that his marriage pertained by law to the king, and that he married 
while within age, and by virtue of this inquisition the said manor is 
taken into the king's hand ; but the said John is abiding over sea on 
the king's service, and the king would deal generously with him. 

Oct. 28. To Thomas de Musgrave escheator in Cumberland. Order to take 

Westminster, the fealty of Richard de Louthre according to the form of a schedule 
enclosed, and to give him and Joan his wife, daughter and heir of 
John de Eglesfeld tenant in chief, seisin of the said John's lands taken 
into the king's hand by his death ; as the said Joan has proved her age 
before the escheator. 

Oct. 20. To John de Olneye esclieator in Bukinghamshire. Order not to 

Westminster, meddle further with two carucates of land, 18 acres of meadow and 
285. of rent in Morton taken into the king's hand by the death of 
Reynold de Grey of Wilton upon Wee, delivering to Maud late his wife 
any issues thereof taken ; as the king has learned by inquisition, 
taken by the escheator, that the said Rejmold at his death held the 
premises jointly with the said Maud in fee tail of the gift of Henry 
de Grey his father, and that the same are held of others than 
the king. 

Nov. 6. To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Order to stay 

Westminster, the demand made upon Richard de Penbrugge knight by the collectors 
of the tenth lately granted to the king by the clergy of the province 
of Canterbury for payment of the tenth for the manors of Wadele 
and W^ykyngesham co. Berks, thereof discharging as well the said 
Richard as the said collectors, and cancelling the taxation made of 
the said manors with the clergy ; as the abbot and convent of 
Stanlay abbey co. Wiltesir, which is of the foundation of former kings 
it is said, with the king's licence and the assent of the whole chapter 
have by charter enfeoffed the said Richard, his heirs and assigns, 
of their manor lately called Worda, now the manors of Wadele and 
Wykyngesham aforesaid, to hold with the knights' fees, advowsons 
etc. thereto belonging of the king by the service of fealty for all service, 
and on 4 July in the 37th year of his reign, of his favour to the said 
Richard, the king by letters patent confirmed the feoffment and 
gift so made. Milling that the said Richard, his heirs and assigns, 
should hold the premises as aforesaid without let of the king or his 
heirs, their justices, escheators, sheriffs, bailiffs or ministers whatso- 
ever, any right or title of the king therein notwithstanding, although 
the said abbej^ is of the foundation of the king's forefathers and of his 
patronage, and the abbot and convent held the premises in almoin of 
their grant ; and now on behalf of the said Richard the king has learned 
that the said collectors have assessed him to the said tenth as if the 
premises were in the hands of the said abbot and convent annexed 
to their spiritualities, though they are not, and purpose to levy the 



44 EDWARD HI. 100 



1370. Membrane 2 — cont. 

same of him, unlawfully troubling him for the same, wherefore he has 
prayed for remedy. Proviso that the premises be charged among laymen 
with fifteenths and other quotas and charges granted to the king by 
the commons of the realm. 

Dec. 30. To the collectors of customs in the port of Bristol. Order, upon 

Westminster, the petition of William Canynges of Bristol, to view letters of cocket 
which he has, and if assured that certain hides put on shore iti that 
port were counted and cocketed in Ireland, and that the custom there- 
upon due was truly paid to the collectors there, to suffer him to lade 
the same in ships in the said port and without a second payment of 
custom or subsidy to take them by himself or his servants without 
let to Calais ; as his petition shews that he lately bought and purveyed 
in Ireland 60 lasts of hides of the growth of Ireland, and there put 
them in certain little ships to take to Calais and make his advantage 
thereof, that the said ships were by a storm driven to the port of 
Bristol, and that because the said hides were put ashore the collectors 
in that port are hindering him from taking them to Calais without 
papng custom and subsidy anew for them as if they were not already 
cocketed and customed, although they were counted and cocketed and 
the custom truly paid to the collectors in Ireland, as by the said letters 
of cocket appears. 

1371. 

Jan. 18. To the mayor and bailiffs of Bristol. Order, upon the petition of 

Westminster. Tankard Playson master of a ship called ' la Crislofre ' of Lescluse owned 
by merchants of Bruges in Flanders, if the said ship with the seamen, 
the freight, goods and merchandise therein be arrested for the cause 
hereinafter mentioned and for none other, to dearrest the same and 
the said master, suffering him to take the same to Calais if the owners 
\vill, and if they shall pay the customs and subsidies thereupon due, 
and in case they will not to unlade the said goods and merchandise, 
suffering the said master and seamen without let to pass to Flanders 
or whither they will with the ship and freight ; as the petition shews 
that at Bourdeaux the master laded the said ship with certain wines 
of merchants of Bristol, brought them to the port of Bristol and there 
unladed them, that the ship is now laded with other goods and 
merchandise of merchants of Bristol to be taken to Calais, and that by 
colour of a late strife upon the coast of Brittany between certain 
subjects of the king and certain merchants of Flanders, wherein the 
said master is not concerned it is said, the mayor and bailiffs have 
arrested and are detaining under arrest the said master and his ship 
with the seamen thereof, the freight due for bringing the said wines, 
and the said goods and merchandise, although he came thither in hope 
of peace and good accord and not otherwise, praying for remedy. 

Membrane 1. 

Jan. 20. To William de Chorlegh escheator in Lancashire. Order not to 

Westminster, meddle further with a messuage, 20 acres of land, 10 acres of meadow 
ui a place called Ravensholme in the to\\Ti of Dounom, and the moiety 
of one bovate of land in the said town containing 4 acres of land, taken 
into the king's hand by the death of Thomas de Ravensholme, delivering 
up any issues thereof taken ; as the king has learned by inquisition, 
taken by the escheator, that the said Thomas at his death held po lands 



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1871. Membrane 1 — cont. 

in that county in chief in his demesne as of fee, but held the said 
messuage, land and meadow of Henry de Dyneley, and the said moiety 
of John duke of Lancastre in right of Blanche late his wife by divers 
services. 

Jan. 20. To the sheriff of Gloucester. Order to cause a coroner to be elected 

Westminster, instead of William de Wighfeld, who is insufficiently qualified. 

Jan. 10. To William Streto the king's butler, or to his representative in 

Weatniiiister. the port of Suthampton. Order to deliver in that port to the abbot 
and convent of Beaulieu Regis for this year one tun of wine of the 
king's right prise as they and their predecessors u.sed to have, taking 
their acquittance, according to the charter of King Henry III giving 
them one tun of wine a year of his right prise in that port between 
Christmas and the Purification towards the celebration of masses in 
their church. 

Jan. 16. To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and woolfells in the 

Westminster, port of London and the king's controller in the said port. Order to 
suffer all merchants and others willing so to do to lade in that port 
wool, hides and woolfells and after payment of the custom and 
subsidies thereupon due to take them to the town of Calais, notwith- 
standing that the same be not first brought to the staple of Westminster, 
the wool there weighed and the hides and fells counted ; as although 
order was lately taken that wool, hides and woolfells should not be taken 
out of the realm before they were brought to the king's staples and the 
wool there weighed and the hides and fells counted, that all wool brought 
to the staples of Westminster and Winchester should there be truly 
weighed by the standard, that every sack and sarpler so weighed should 
be sealed with the seals of the mayor and constables of the staple, 
or of the mayor and one of them, and after payment of the customs 
of the staple the wool so sealed, and the hides and woolfells, should 
by bill sealed by the said mayor and constables be brought from the 
staple of Westminster to the port of London, and from the staple of 
Winchester to the port of Suthampton, and there in presence of the 
customers and controller there appointed should be weighed a second 
time, nevertheless the merchants of the realm frequenting those 
ports with their merchandise have heretofore borne grievous costs 
for carrying their wools, hides and woolfells to the said staples and 
back again to the said ports, to their hurt and charge as the king 
has learned by their complaint, and to spare them expense in that behalf 
it is the king's will that all merchants and others willing so to do shall 
bring their wool, hides and woolfells to the said staples or to the said 
ports as they please, and lawfully without let take the same over 
to Calais after payment of the customs and subsidies in the said ports, 
notwithstanding that they be not first weighed or counted in the 
said staples, saving always the liberty and jurisdiction of the staples 
in all other matters. By K. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Suthampton, and the 
king's controller in the said port. Like order to suffer all merchants 
and others to lade in that port and take over to Calais wool, hides 
and woolfells, notwithstanding that the same be not first weighed and 
counted at the staple of Winchester. By K. 



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1871. Membrane 1 — cont. 

Jan. 23. To the justices of the Bench. Order to cea^se altogether from 

Westminster, making any process by virtue of the king's writ addressed to the 
sheriff of VViltesir, and returned before the said justices, commanding 
him to warn William de Walsham clerk and Robert de Walsham 
canon in the church of St. Mary Salisbury at Ludyngton to be before 
the said justices at Westminster in the quinzaine of St. Hilary to 
answer concerning an alleged contempt and further, to do and receive 
what the court should determine in that behalf, and not to trouble 
them contrary to the king's letters patent ; as lately being informed 
that the said William and Robert in contempt of the king, to his 
prejudice and the disherison of the crown, and contrary to the ordinance 
in such a case made by the king and the commons of the realm, by 
process without the realm impugned the king's right in regard to 
the prebend of Ludyngton in the church of Shaftesbury lately void 
and in his gift, the presentation whereto by process made before 
the said justices the king recovered against the abbess of Shaftesbury 
and Robert Andreu, by the writ above recited the king commanded 
the sheriff to wani the said William and Robert de Walsham as afore- 
said ; and after willing of his favour to make provision for the security 
of the said William, being prebendary of Ludyngton, the king by his 
said letters patent confirmed the estate and possession which the said 
William has in that prebend, and willed that he should not in time to 
come be impeached, troubled or aggrieved by the king, his heirs or 
their ministers w^hatsoever touching his pos-session thereof by reason 
of any right or title to the king pertaining. By C. 

Jan. 10. To the sheriff of Berkshire. Order to cause a coroner to be elected 

Westminster, instead of John Edmond, who is insufficiently qualified. 

1370. Membrane 2od. 

Feb. 4. William de Ufford earl of Suffolk to Roger de Boys knight, Ellis 

Westminster, de Byntre parson of Dalham and Roger de Wolferston. Recognisance 
for 5001., to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in Norffolk and Suffolk. 

Memorandum that the chancellor received this recognisance. 
Cancelled on payment. 

Feb. 4. William de Ufford earl of Suffolk, Roger de Boys knight, Ellis de 

Westminster. B3mtre parson of Dalham and Roger de Wolferston to Adam de Cokef eld 
parson of Thorndon, Reynold de Eccles, John de Pissale parson of 
Alderton and Robert de Asshefeld. Joint and several recognisance 
for 500/., to be levied etc. in Norffolk and Suffolk. 
Memorandum {as the last). 
Cancelled on payment. 

Feb. 5, Richard de Upton parson of Musgrave to William de Burstall clerk 

Westminster, and John de Brigge clerk. Recognisance for 4 marks, to be levied 
etc. of his lands and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in Salop. 
Memorandum {as above). 
Cancelled on payment. 

Feb. 6. Richard de Merton knight to Bartholomew de Naunton knight 

Westminster, and Baldwin de Sane to Georgio. Recognisance for 1,000 marks, to 
be lev^ied etc. of his lands and chattels in Devon. 
Memorandum {as above). 
Cancelled on payment, acknowledged by the said Bartholomew. 



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Membrane 25d — cont. 



1370. 

Feb. 10. William Haulay and John Haulay U) John de la Pole and Henry 

Westminster, de Coton clerk. Recogni.sance for 2,000/. payable by instalments, 
to be levied etc. in Lincolnshire. 
Memorandum {as above). 
Cancelled on payment. 



Feb. 10. John de Meryet knight to John de Mountagu knight. 

Westminister, for 1,000 marks, to be levied etc. in Somerset. 
Memorandum {as above). 



Recognisance 



Writing of Stephen de Wynslade, giving to John de Munstreworth 
knight and to his assigns during his life a j'carly rent of 20 marks to 
be taken of the said Stephen's manor of Frome co. Somerset at the 
Annunciation and Michaelmas by even portions, with power to distrain 
for arrears ; and in name of seisin thereof the said Stephen has given 
him Id. in liand. Dated London, Monday after St. Scolastica 
44 Edward 111. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment before the chancellor at the 
house of the friars preachers London, 11 February. 



Membrane 2Ad. 

Feb. 14. John Kayle, son and heir of William Kayle, to John de Romeseye. 
Westminster. Recognisance for 100/., to be levied, in default of payment, of ids 
laiids and chattels in Somerset. 



Feb. 14. Peter White clerk of Somerset to John de Romeseye. 

Westminster, for 40/., to be levied etc. in Somerset. ' 



Recognisance 



Indenture made between the king and Thomas de Thornhaghe of 
Lincoln, being a lease for three years from 6 May next of the subsidy 
in Lincolnshire and Roteland upon cloth for sale lately granted to 
the king by the lords and commons of the realm in order to have 
release of the forfeiture of alnage thereupon laid of old time etc. {as 
above, p. 89), rendering to the king 22/. a year at Michaelmas and 
Easter by even portions, and taking for his pains the third part of 
all cloths forfeited. Dated Westminster, 1 May 44 Edward III. 
French. By bill of the treasurer. 

By the mainprise of Walter de Kelby of Lincoln. 
The like leases to the following : 

Yorkshire, Northumberland, Cumberland and Westmorland. 
Robert de Acastre for three years from Michaelmas last, 
rendering 53 marks a year at Easter and Michaelmas by even 
portions, and taking all forfeitures. Dated Westminster, 
17 June. French. By bill of the treasurer. 

Surrey and Sussex. John Legge for three years from Michaelmas 
last, rendering 9/. 6s. 8c/. a year at Easter and Michaelmas by 
even portions, and taking all forfeitures. Dated Westminster, 
15 October. French. By bill of the treasurer. 

Mainpernors, William de Guldeford and Robert de Chesenhale, 
as appears by bill of the treasurer which is upon the files for 
this year. 
Kent. Henry Colas of Guldeford for four years from Michaelmas 
next, rendering 40 marks at Easter and Michaelmas by even 
portions, and taking all forfeitures. Dated Westminster, 
15 August. French. By bill of the treasurer. 



44 EDWARD III. 173 



1370. Membrane 23rf. 

Indenture made between Peter son of Peter Fauelour of the one 
part and John Osekyn executor of the said Peter Fauelour of the 
other part, being a confirmation to the said Jolm of the estate which 
he lias in the manor of Xewton co. Suffolk by virtue of a recognisance 
for 1,000^ made on 12 May 33 Edward III in the staple of Westminster 
to the said Peter the father by Gregory Fauelour; and of the execution 
thereof sued by the said John and by Thomas de Langham (since 
deceased) his coexecutor after the said Gregory's death, and granting 
that the said John, his executors and assigns, shall without gainsaying, 
let or impeachment of the said Peter the son, his heirs or assigns, 
have and hold the said manor until 900/. be thereof levied with their 
expenses and costs, reciting the recognisance aforesaid, that the said 
Gregory after acquired the said manor in fee simple, that he aliened 
the same to certain persons in fee simple, who again enfeoffed the 
said Gregory thereof to him and the heirs of his body, with remainder 
for lack of such an heir to the said Peter the son and the heirs of his 
body, remainder for lack of such an heir to Adam Fraunceys citizen 
of London and his heirs, as by charters, evidences and fines levied in 
the king's court may appear, that the said manor being in seisin of 
the said Peter the son the said executors sued execution as aforesaid 
for that the said Gregory in his life time never contented the said 
Peter the father or his executors of the said 1,000/., that the said 
manor as parcel of the said Gregory's lands was extended at 
211. 13s\ \\d. and was against the possession of Peter tlie son delivered 
to the said executors to hold until 900/. should thereof be levied, and 
that the said Peter the son is assured of a certainty that the said 
recognisance was made for a true and lawful cause, that the said Gregory 
was after seised of the premises in fee simple, and that the said 
execution was lawfully and reasonably sued. Dated London, 
1 April 44 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment by the parties at Westminster 
before the chancellor, 8 May. 

Indenture made between John Osekyn executor of Peter Fauelour 
of the one part and Thomas Byeston vicar of Edelmeton and Simon 
Richild chaplain of the other part, being a lease to farm of the manor 
of Newton co. Suffolk to the said Thomas and Simon, their heirs and 
assigns, so long as the same ought to be in the said executor's hands 
for the cause hereinafter mentioned, rendering and paying yearly 
to the lessor in me church of St. Helen London 20 marks at Easter 
and Michaelmas by even portions with power to the lessor to distrain 
for arrears, and iii case the rent be four months in arrear to enter 
again and hold the manor, taking without gainsaying into whose 
hands soever the premises shall come all goods and chattels thereupon 
found ; as on 12 May 33 Edward III in the staple of Westminster 
Gregory Fauelour made to the said Peter a recognisance for 1,000/. 
according to the statute, and in his life time paid not the money to 
the said Peter or to his executors, wherefore the said John with 
Thomas de Langham chaplain his coexecutor (now deceased) by 
virtue of the said recognisance sued in chancery for execution of the 
said Gregory's lands, and by process thereupon had the said manor was 
extended at 27/. 135. lie?., and was delivered to the said executors to 
hold until they should thereof levy 900/. with their expenses and 
costs. Dated London, 4 April 44 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment by the parties (as the last), 8 May. 



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Membrane 23d — cont. 



Indenture between John Osekyn executor of Peter Fauelour of the 
one part and Thomas Byeston vicar of Edelraeton and Simon Rychild 
chaplain of the other part, reciting the foregoing lease of the manor of 
Newton so long as the same ought to remain in the said executor's 
hands by reason of an execution sued by virtue of a reco;inisance by 
statute merchant for 1,000/. to the said Peter made by Gregory 
Fauelour who was thereof seised, at a rent of 20 marks yearly payable 
at Easter and Michaelmas in the church of St. Helen London, and 
granting that if the lessees, their heirs or assigns, shall yearly pay the 
said rent as aforesaid for 22 years, they, their heirs and assigns, shall 
thereafter be no longer bound to pay aught for the premises to the lessor, 
his executors or assigns, but shall be discharged of every such payment, 
provided that if the said lessees, their heirs or assigns, make default 
in such payment or in any part thereof, they shall be bound to pay the 
said rent during the whole term that the same ought to remain in the 
lessor's hands, to wit until 900Z. be thereof levied with the expenses 
and costs, and shall be therewith charged according to the said lease 
and subject to the penalties as well of distraint as of reentry. Dated 
London, 5 April 44 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment by the parties {as above), 8 May. 

Membrane 22d. 

Writing of Brian Slooman chaplain, being a bond to Sir John de 
Tilneye chaplain in G marks of yearly pension payable to the said 
John during the life of the said Brian in the church of St. Paul London 
at Midsummer and Christmas by even portions. Witnesses : 
Robert de Boxford draper, Robert de Oxenford goldsmith, Richard 
Broke saddler, Thomas Kyngesbrigge. Dated London, the feast of 
St. Gregory the Pope 44 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment before the chancellor, 22 March. 

Writing of Richard son of William Fyfhid, being a general release 
to William Fyfhid his brother of all actions real and personal. 
Witnesses : Sir Andrew Peverel knight, Roger Dalyngregge, John 
Weyvile, William Merlot the elder, John atte Hyde, Walter Pakyn, 
John Michel. Dated Shyremanbury, 4 July 43 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment before the chancellor, 22 March 
this year. 

May 10. John de Wandesford of Westwyk to John Moubray of Kyrtlyngton 

Westminster, knight. Recognisance for 500L, to be levied, in default of payment, 
of his lands and chattels in Yorkshire. 

Memorandum that the chancellor received this recognisance. 



Membrane 2\d. 

Feb. 15. Ralph Ferrour of Notyngham for his good service is sent to the 

VVestniinster. prior of Gysburgh, to have such maintenance in that priory as John 

Wyther late one of the king's falconers had in his life time at the 

king's command. By p.s. [28204.] 

Feb. 21. To the sheriff of Norffolk. Order, upon the petition of Robert 

Westminster. Cheyne, Thomas de Seggeford, John le Flemmyng, Richard Roberdes- 

man Cheyne and John Roberdesman Cheyne, to stay the exigents 



44 EDWARD III. 175 



1370. Membrane 2ld — cont. 

against them and the taking of their bodies by mainprise of Christian 
Elfer of Kent and Jolui de Caynesburgh of Yorkshire, bringing tliis 
writ before the justices of assize in Norffolk on the day the exigents 
are returnable ; as their petition shews that before Roger de Meres 
and John de Fencotes justices of assize in that county the prior of 
Holy Trinity Norwich recovered against them seisin of the manor of 
Gnatyngton, and 1 lOl. were to him adjudged for damages, and that they 
are without their knowledge put in exigents to be outlawed at his 
suit for that they came not before the said justices to content the said 
prior thereof, though they have contented him of the greater part of the 
said damages, and are ready to content him of the residue, and to 
stand to right in all things according to the law and custom of the 
realm ; and the said Christian and John de Gaynesburgh appearing in 
person in chancery have mainperned under a pain of 110/. to have 
their bodies before the said justices on the day above mentioned. 

Feb, 21. Robert Cheyne and Thomas de Seggeford of Norffolk to the king. 

Westminster. Recognisance for 200/., to be levied, in default of payment, of their 
lands and chattels in Norffolk. 

Memorandum that the chancellor received this recognisance. 
Memorandum of defeasance, under condition that the said Robert 
and Thomas at a set day yet to come should be in person before Roger 
de Meres and John de Fencotes justices of assize in Norffolk. 

Writing of Edmund de Combe, being a quitclaim with warranty to 
Sir William de Molyns knight, his heirs and assigns, of the manors of 
la Lee by Malmcsbury and la Gore by Lavj^nton co. Wiltesir, and 
of all lands, rents, services of free tenants and neifs with the neifs 
and all that goes with them and their chattels, the homages, liberties 
etc. which were of Ralph de Combe in demesne and in lordship of 
la Lee, Brenkeworth, Brokencbrowe, Newynton, Thornhull, la Gore, 
Castelcombe, Yatton Keynes, Cherlton and Milbourne in the same 
county. Witnesses : Sir Hugh de Berwyk, Sir Roger de Puttenham 
knights, Robert de Bolystrode, Nicholas de Newenham, John de 
Brittewell. Dated Ditton by Colbroke, the feast of St. Matthias 
44 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment before the chancellor, 26 February. 

Indenture made between William de Wykeham bishop of Winchester 
and John Clere of Crundale, witnessing a gift with warranty by the 
said bishop to the said John, his heirs and assigns, of all the land called 
* Dymarceslond ' in Crundale in exchange for a field of land in the 
said town called ' Rumbaldesfeld,' rendering to the said bishop and 
to his successors 35. yearly at Easter and Michaelmas by even portions ; 
and by this charter indented the said John has given with warranty 
to the said bishop and his successors in exchange the field aforesaid 
lying in Crundale between the high way leading from Depenhale to 
the corner of Farneham park towards the heath and land called 
' Moneyeslond,' performing all rents and services due and accustomed 
to the prior and convent of St. Swythun for the said field, and thereof 
acquitting the said bishop and his successors ; and the said John 
grants to the said bishop and to his successors power to distrain for 
arrears of the said rent of 3s. in all the lands called ' Dymarceslond.' 



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1370. 



March 8. 
Westminster. 



Menihrane 2\d — cont. 
Thomas Byflete, John atte Bergh, Alexander de Iweshote, 



Adam atte Lee. Dated Farneham, 8 March 



Witnesses 

Ralph atte Rude, 

44 Edward IIL 

Memorandum of acknowledgment by the parties in the chancery 
at Farnham, 9 March. 



To the sheriffs of London. Order, upon the petition of John son of 
Bartholomew Langerith of Waltham Holy Cross, to stay the exigents 
against him by the mainprise of Simon VVaryn, William Wotton, 
Matthew Langerith and Peter Payn of Essex, bringing this writ before 
the justices at Westminster in the octaves of Trinity ; as the said 
John has shewn the king that the king lately by writ ordered the 
sheriffs to put him in exigents from busting to busting until outlawed 
if he appeared not, and if he appeared to take him and keep him in 
safe custody so as to have his body before the said justices on the day 
before mentioned to answer to Agnes atte More, daughter of Richard 
atte More of Waltham, on a plea of debt and detenue of 3G/. ; and he 
has now prayed the king to stay the exigents by a mainprise, as he 
is ready so to answer and to stand to right in all things ; and the 
said Simon, William, Matthew and Peter have mainperned under a 
pain of 3G/. to have his body before the said justices on that day to 
answer as aforesaid. 

Memorandum that the said mainprise was received by Th. de 
Newenham clerk. 



March 20. To John Gemoun, William Tendryng, Robert Belknap and John 
Westminster. Rokewode. Order for particular causes to stay the taking of inquisi- 
tions concerning the bridge of Bures in Suffolk or on the border of 
Essex and Suffolk, or doing of aught else by virtue of the king's late 
commission ; although lately learning that the said bridge, whereby 
is the public passage of men of the parts adjacent and elsewhere, is so 
broken and ruinous that for lack of repair, if it be not speedily done, 
grievous damage and peril to passengers is to be feared, by divers letters 
patent the king appointed the said commissioners, three and two of 
them, as justices to make inquisition by true men of the said counties, 
within liberties and without, who are bound to repair the same and 
who used so to do, by amercements and otherwise to distrain and 
compel all found to be so bound to repair the said bridge, every one 
according to the rate of his holding, and to do all other things needful 
or fitting in that behalf, sparing no man. 



Membrane 2Qd. 

Feb. 16. To the sheriff of Essex. Order, upon the petition of Walter 

Westminster. Edwyne, to stay the taking of his body until three weeks after Easter 
next, and if taken and imprisoned for the cause hereinafter mentioned 
and for none other to set him free by the mainprise of John de Southcotes 
and John Stephnes of Essex, bringing this writ on the aforesaid day ; 
as his petition shews that Thomas Houlot and Emma his wife are 
impleading the said Walter before the justices of the Bench concerning 
an alleged trespass, and that by a writ de judicio the king ordered the 
sheriff to take the said Walter so as to have him before the said justices 
on the day above mentioned to answer them, for that it was returned 
before the justices that he was not found and had nought in that 
bailiwick whereby he might be distrained, shewing further that he is 



44 EDWARD III. 



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1370. Membrane 20d — cont. 

ready so to answer and to stand to right in all things* ; and the said 
John de Southcotcs and John Stephnes apijoaiing in poison in cliancery 
have mainporned under a pain of 20/. to have his body before the 
said justices on that day to answer as aforesaid. 

March 22. To the sheriff of Norffolk and Suffolk. Order, under pain of forfeiture, 
Westminster, to cause proclamation to be made that all and singular within that 
bailiwick having victuals for sale shall bring them to be sold at market 
towns within twelve leagues of the town of Orowell, so that they l)e 
there with the said victuals at the octaves of Easter next at latest and 
there abide so long as the king shall be at that ])ort upon his passage, 
and that no uian under pain of forfeiture shall after the octaves 
aforesaid openly or secretly sell victuals to any save within twelve 
leagues of the said town, and order to arrest any found so doing and 
the victuals they are selling and to detain them until further order ; 
as the king has appointed his navy of England to assemble at the said 
port so as to be there on 1 May next, every ship with a double equip- 
ment of seamen, to sail on his service against his enemies of France 
and so far as may be with God's help to defeat their malice, and it is 
his set purpose to be there in person before that day with his whole 
army to sail in the said ships, and he would make all possible" provision 
for sustenance of the nobles and others who will come thither for that 
cause. By K. and C. 

[Feeder a.] 

The like to the following : 

The sheriff of Essex and Hertford. 

The sheriff of Cantebrigge and Huntingdon. 

[Ibid.] 

March 23. To the sheriff of Kent. Order, for particular causes, to cause 
Westminster, proclamation to be made that all and singular willing to bring corn 
or victuals to the town of Calais to make their advantage thereof 
shall repair to chancery whenever they will, there to find security 
that they will take the same to that town and no\\here else, and by 
such mainprise the king will gladly grant them licence and warrant 
so to do. By C. 

April 8. To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Order to suffer 

Westminster. Walter de Haywode sheriff of Wiltesir to have the respite of rendering 
account of his office for the last year which the king has given him 
until the morrow of Michaelmas next ; as he is so much occupied 
about certain business wherewith he is specially charged by the king 
that he ina,y not come to the exchequer at the quinzaine of Easter 
next as was by them arranged. 

To the same. Order this time of the king's favour to receive Roger 
Colrithe and William Upton, attorneys appointed in chancery by 
Peter de Brugge late sheriff of Suthampton, or one of them if both may 
not attend, to render his account at the exchequer in his room for the 
time that he was sheriff, not troubling him by reason of his absence 
at the quinzaine of Easter next ; as the said Peter is so much occupied 
etc. {as above). 

April 20. To the mayor, the recorder, aldermen and sheriffs of London. Order, 
Westminster, under a pain of 100/., upon sight of these presents straightway to cause 

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178 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



LS70. Membrane 20d—cont. 

proclamation to be made in the shambles of the butchers of St. Nicholas 
by the manse of the friars minors and elsewhere in the city of London 
on the king's behalf forbidding any butcher or other person whatso- 
ever, under pain of forfeiture of the flesh of all his beasts slaughtered 
in the said shambles and of imprisonment at the king's will, hence- 
forward secretly or openly to take offal or ordure of such beasts to 
the river Thames, arresting any found so doing after the proclamation, 
and all flesh of beasts so slaughtered within the city which is with them 
in their houses or elsewhere, causing such fiesh to be sold to the king's 
use, and the bodies of such offenders to be imprisoned in the king's 
prison until he shall take other order concerning their punishment, 
and certifying from time to time in chancery their names and the 
true value or the price of the flesh so arrested ; as lately the king 
learned by the grievous complaint of divers prelates, nobles and 
others of the people of that city having houses and buildings in the 
streets, lanes and places therein between the said shambles and the 
said river near Baynardescastel, by their petition presented before 
the king and council in the parliament last holden at Westminster, 
that by the slaughter of beasts in the said shambles, by taking 
offal and ordure thereof arising by the said streets, lanes and places 
to the said river at a place called ' Bochersbrigge,' where the same 
are cast into the river, and by the blood of the said beasts flowing 
down to the river by the said streets and lanes, grievous corruptions 
and foulness are gendered as well in the river as in the streets, lanes and 
places aforesaid in neighbouring parts of the cit}', so that because of 
them a man hardly dare dwell in his house ; and in consideration of the 
hurt and damage that have so arisen by the corruption, the grievous 
stench and the loathsome sight, with assent of the whole parliament 
the king thought fit that the said bridge should before St. Peter's 
Chains last be utterly abated and removed, willing that the slaughter of 
beasts should take place without the city where it might better be done 
and be less noisome, and thereiipon commanded the said mayor etc. 
before the said feast to appoint a place without the city for that 
purpose, causing the said bridge meanwhile to be so abated and 
removed ; and now the king is informed that, though by virtue 
of his said command the said bridge was abated, and the offal and 
ordure of beasts slaughtered in the said shambles were for some time 
taken out of the city, certain of the said butchers are now by force of 
arms taking and daily causing such offal and ordure to be anew taken 
to the river by the said streets and lanes, in contempt of the king, to 
the grievous hurt of the prelates, nobles and the people of the city 
having houses and inns there, and contrary to the said ordinance 
and assent of parliament, whereat the king is wroth ; and it is his 
will that those things which were so ordered in parliament shall be 
observed. 

[Bolls of Parliament, App. iv. p. 460.] 

March 28. To the sheriff of Westmorland. Order to suffer James de Pykeryngge 
Westminster, knight, who is abiding in Ireland on the king's service, to have the 
respite which the king of his favour has given him until Michaelmas 
next for payment of 20/., at which lately while under sheriff of that 
county he was amei'ced before the treasurer and the barons of the 
exchequer for that he came not before them as usual to render his 
account of the issues of the county. By C. 



44 EDWARD III. 



179 



1370. 

April 7. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 20d — cont. 

To the sheriff of Surrey. Order to suffer John Husee to have the 
respite which the king of his favour has given him until further order 
for taking upon him the order of knighthood, relea.sing any distress 
made upon him by exchequer summons for that cause. By K. 



March 20. 

Westminster. 



March 22. 

Westminster. 



April 23. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 19d. 

Writing of Joiin Husee, brother and heir of Roger Husee knight, 
giving to William de Wykeham bishop of Winchester, his heirs and 
assigns, a yearh* rent of 40 marks to be taken of the said John's manor 
of Berton Sacy co. Suthampton at Easter and Michaelmas by even 
portions, with power to distrain for arrears, binding himself and his 
heirs to payment of the same ; and for greater security the said John 
has put the said bishop in seisin thereof by payment of \d., granting 
that he will attorn tenant to any the assign or assigns of the said bishop 
to whom by writing he shall give the said rent according to an 
indenture to be made between the parties. Dated Berton Sacy, 
15 February 44 Edward III. 

Indenture made between William de W3'keham bishop of Winchester 
and John Husee, brother and heir of Roger Husee knight, being a 
defeasance of the rent given to the said bishop by the foregoing writing 
so long as the said John or his heirs by themselves or their attorneys 
shall not implead or thrust out the said bishop, his heirs or assigns 
or any future tenant thereof, or cause them to be put out of the manor 
and advowson of Mourton and other lands which were of the said 
Jolm in Pudele Turberville co. Dorset or of parcel thereof, so that 
the same be not paid so long as the said bishop, his heirs or assigns, 
shall peaceably hold the premises without impeachment, with proviso 
for payment of the said rent and the arrears thereof so soon as the 
said bishop or any future tenant be impleaded or put out as aforesaid 
by any process to which the said John or his heirs shall appear. 
Dated Berton Sacy, 17 February 44 Edward III. 

Memorandxun of acknowledgment of the foregoing writing and 
indenture on Monday before St. Peter's Chains by John Husee before 
William de Wichjiigham, by virtue of the king's writ of dedimus 
potestatem which is on the files for this year. 

Re\niold parson of CouljTig and John de Idelegh to Robert Turk 
citizen of London. Recognisance for 200/., to be levied, in default 
of payment, of their lands and chattels in Kent. 

Memorandum that this recognisance was received by the chancellor. 

Cancelled on payment. 

To the sheriff of Norffolk and Suffolk. Order to cause proclamation 
to be made that all having victuals for sale shall bring them to be 
sold at market towns within twelve leagues of Orewell {as above, 
p. 177). By K. and C. 

The like to two other sheriffs of four adjoining counties. 

Vacated because above. 

To the sheriff of Cantebrigge. Order to cause proclamation to 
be made that all and singular in that county having victuals for sale 
may lawfully bring the same to the to%Mi of Cantebrigge and there 
sell them and make their advantage thereof, as they used to do before 



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Membrane \9(l — cont. 



20 March last, the king's hvte proclamation and command notwith- 
standing ; as on 22 March last the king ordered the sheriff to cause 
proclamation to bo made that all and singular in his bailiwick having 
victuals for sale should draw to market towns within twelve U-agues 
of the town of Orewell, where the king has appointed the navy of 
England to assemble, so as to be there with such victuals at the octaves 
of Easter next at latest, and to abide in the said towns so long as the 
king should be there upon his passage, and that no man under pain 
of forfeiture should after the said octaves sell victuals save within 
twelve leagues of Orewell ; but by the loud complaint of the scholars 
of the university of Cantebrigge the king has learned that by colour 
of that proclamation and command all the victuals of the town of 
Cantebrigge and the adjacent country are altogether withdrawn thence, 
so that unless a speedy remedy be applied the said scholars must 
depart from the study of that university for lack of victuals ; and the 
king would cherish the study thereof to the utmost of his power. 



Membrane \M. 

April 14. To the sheriff of Norffolk. Order by the mainprise of John de Hales, 
Westminster. William de Hales, John Bukmongere and Edward Neve of Norffolk 
to stay the exigents against William Soutere of Hales and the taking 
of his bod}' until the da}' when a writ of debt at the suit of William 
Josse of Great Jernemuth ' coupere ' is returnable before the justices 
of the Bench, bringing before them this writ ; as the said plaintiff 
is by the said writ impleading the said defendant for a debt of 40s., 
and for that he came not before the said justices to answer concerning 
that debt the said defendant is without his knowledge put in exigents 
to be outlawed, wherefore he has prayed for a stay as he is ready to 
stand to right touching the premises ; and the said John, William, 
John and Edward, appearing personally in chancery, have mainperned 
under a pain of 40Z. to have the defendant's body before the said 
justices on the day before mentioned to answer concerning the afore- 
said contempt and debt. 

April 23. To the same. Order to set free Thomas de Hales chaplain from 
Westminster, the king's prison of Norwich where he is detained at the suit of William 
de Kerdeston knight by the mainprise of John de Hales etc. above 
named, bringing this writ before the said justices of the Bench on 
the day mentioned in a writ de judicio ; as the said William is 
impleading the said Thomas for an alleged trespass, and for that the 
sheriff returned that the defendant had nought within that bailiwick 
whereby he might be attached, by the said writ the king ordered the 
sheriff to take his body so as to have him before the said justices at 
a set day not yet past to answer the said William, by virtue of which 
command he is taken and committed to the said prison ; and now 
he has prayed the king to be released as he is ready to stand to right 
in all things and to answer as aforesaid, and the said mainpernors 
etc. have mainperned (as in the last). 

April 27. To the sheriff of Kent. Order to cause proclamation to be made 

Westminster, that all in that county having victuals for sale may lawfully bring and 

carry the same to the city of London and to other market to\^'ns where 

it may be for the most advantage of the people of the realm, and 

may there sell them and make their advantage thereof, the king's 



44 KDWARD III. 181 



1370. Membrane ISd — cont. 

former proclamation or command notu ithstanding ; as lately the 
king ordered the sheriff to cause proclamation to be made that all 
and singular in his bailiw ick having victuals for sale should draw there- 
with to market towns lying within twelve leagues of the town of Orew ell, 
where the king appointed his navy of England to assemble, there 
to be seen (sic), so that they should be tliere at the octaves of Easter 
last, and abide in those towns so long as the king 'should be there 
upon his passage, and that no man under pain of forfeiture should 
after the octaves aforesaid sell any victuals save within the twelve 
leagues aforesaid ; but for particular causes laid before the king and 
council it is the king's will that all of that county having victuals for 
sale may bring them to London or to other market to\^■ns as before 
rehearsed. 

The like to the following : 

The sheriff of Essex and Hertford. 
'The sheriff of Norffolk and Suffolk. 
The sheriff of Cantebrigge and Huntingdon. 

April 24. To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Order to suffer 

Thomas de la Mare of Aldermanston to have the respite which the 

king has given him until Easter next for taking upon him the order 
of knighthood, releasing any distress made for that cause. 

May 14. Hervey de Pakenham and Tliomas de Tyveteshale to Thomas de 

Westminster. Brayles. Recognisance for 100 marks, to be levied, in default of 
payment, of their lands and chattels in Norffolk. 

Memorandum that this recognisance was received by the chancellor. 

May 21. William de Swanlond to John Bernes mercer of London. Recogni- 

Westminster. sance for 200 marks, to be levied etc. in Hertfordshire and Middlesex. 
Memorandum {as above). 

May 20. William Gamboun is sent to tlie abbot of Hayles to take such 

Westminster, maintenance in that abbey as Henry Fauconer had in his life time. 

By p.s. [28344.] 

Writing indented of William de Wykeham bisliop of Winchester, 
reciting a writing of John Husee, brother and heir of Roger Husee, 
whereby he granted to the said bishop, his heirs or assigns, a yearly 
rent of 40 marks to be taken of his manor of Berton Sacy, in seisin 
whereof he put the said bishop by i)ayment tliercof, as security for 
having and holding the manor and advowson of Mourton and certain 
lands in Pudele Turbcrville co. Dorset late of the said John, according 
to an indenture bet\\een the parties one part A\hereof is enrolled in 
chancery, containing particulars of the conditions of that security, 
and by these presents giving the said rent to Walter de Frempton 
and Margaret his wife, w horn the said bishop by charter has made his 
assigns of the manor, advowson and lands aforesaid, and to the heirs 
and assigns of tlie said Margaret, under the condition, manner and 
form in the said indenture specified and limited whereby the said 
bishop had the same, with power to distrain for arrears in the said 
manor of Berton Sacy. Dated Thursday after the Invention of 
Holy Cross 44 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, as well by tlie said Walter by 
himself as by the said Walter and Margaret jointly, at New Sarum 



182 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1370. Memitrane I8d — cont. 

24 May before John Moubray, by virtue of divers the king's writs of 
dedimus jxite-statem whicli are upon the tiles for this year. 

Membrane lid. 

Charter indented of Nicholas de Lovayne knight, giving with 
warranty to William bishop of Wyncestre, Sir John de Pekbrugge, 
John Colepeper and Richard Mafee, their heirs and assigns, the manors 
of Ditton Camois and Chevele co. Cantebrigge and Shonele co. Hertford, 
a messuage, one virgate and half an acre of land in Napton and 
Shathewell co. Warrewyk, a messuage and one virgate of land in 
Welford co. Norhampton, the manors of Mj'sterton and Pulteneye co. 
Leycestre and Wytherefeld co. Suffolk, and all other lands, rents, 
services, mills, ^\'oods, meadows, pastures, fisheries, lordships, customs, 
knights' fees, advowsons of churches and chapels etc. which the said 
Nicholas has in the said counties, to hold during his life rendering 
yearly 250 marks at Easter, IMidsummer, Michaelmas and Christmas 
by even portions, power being reserved to him to distrain for arrears, 
and to enter again and hold the premises in his former estate with the 
growing com and all other goods and chattels therein if the said 
rent be one quinzaine in arrear ; which lease is made upon condition 
that if the said Nicholas shall cross the sea and die before his return 
to England, the said lessees of the moiety of the profits by them taken 
shall pay his debts and make provision for his soul, saving to them 
the residue of such profits, and saving to the said Nicholas the rent 
aforesaid, and if he shall return to England the said lessees at his request 
shall Avithout delay lease again all their estate in the premises to the lessor 
alone or jointly with others, and if they do not so, or make default 
in any of the covenaiits or conditions aforesaid, it shall be lawful for 
him the said Nicholas to enter again and hold the premises in his 
former estate with the growing corn and all other goods and chattels 
quick and dead. Witnesses : Sir William de Cobham, Sir Thomas 
Morant, Sir John Burgh knights, Sir William Harewell, Sir Robert 
Lincoln clerks, Henrv Englissh, John Sibille. Dated Penshurst, 
20 March 44 Edward III. French. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment by the parties in the chancery 
at Westminster, 28 May. 

Charter indented of Nicholas de Lovayne knight, giving w ith w arranty 
to William bishop of Wyncestre, Sir John de Pekbrugge, Sir William 
Harewell clerk and Richard Mafee, their heirs and assigns, the manors 
of Penshurst and Northpark with all other his lands, rents, services, 
mills, woods, meadows, pastures, fisheries, lordships, customs, knights' 
fees, advow sons of churches and chapels etc. in the toAvns of Penshurst, 
Tonbrugge, Leghe, Bitteberugh, Speldhurst and Chydyngston co. 
Kent, to hold during his life rendering yearly 60/. at Easter, IVIid- 
summer, Michaelmas and Christmas by even portions, power being 
reserved to the lessor to distrain for arrears and to enter again and 
hold the premises in his former estate with the growing com etc. if 
the rent be one quinzaine in arrear ; w hich lease is made upon 
condition (as in the last). Witnesses: Sir William de Cobham, Sir 
Thomas Morant, Sir John Burgh knights, John Colepeper, Sir Robert 
de Lincoln clerk. Dated Penshurst, 25 March 44 Ed^vard III. 
French. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment by the parties, 28 May. 



44 EDWARD 111. 183 



1370. Metnbrane lid — cont. 

Writing of Nicholas dc Lovaync knijihi. jiivinc; to Willi:iin bi.shop of 
Wynccstro, 8ir John dv IN-khruggf, Sir William HaiT\\(>ll clerk and 
Richard Mafeo all his growing corn, goods and chattels upon his manors 
of Pcnshurst and Northpark and his lands in tin- towns of P(>nshurst, 
Tonbruggc, Leghc, FJittcbciugh, Spekliiurst and Chydyngston co. Kent. 
Datod Pcnshurst, 25 March 44 Edward 111. French. 

Writing of Nicholas do Lovaync knight, giving to William bishop of 
Wyncestre, Sir John de Pckbruggc, John Colepepcr and Richard 
Mafee all his growing corn, goods and chattels upon his manors of 
Ditton Camois, Chcvele, Shenlee, Misterton, Pulteneye and Wytheres- 
feld cos. Cantebrigge, Hertford, Leycester and Suffolk, and all his 
chattels in the towns of Napton, Shathewell and Welford cos. 
Warrewyk and Norhampton. Dated Penshurst, 20 March 
44 Edward III. French. 

Writing of Nicholas de Lovayne knight, giving to William bishop 
of Wyncestre, Sir John de Pekbrugge, John Colepeper and Richard 
Mafee all his growing corn, goods and chattels upon his manors of 
Osprenge and Yenesfeld co. Kent. Dated Penshurst, 25 March 
44 Edward III. French. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment of the three foregoing writings, 
28 May. 

Membrane IQd. 

Qiarter indented of Nicholas de Lovayne knight, giving with 
warranty to William bishop of W'ynccstre, Sir John de Pekbrugge, 
John Colepeper and Richard Mafee the manors of Osprenge and 
Yenesfeld co. Kent and all the lands, rents, services, mills, woods, 
meadows, pastures, fisheries, lordships, customs, knights' fees, 
advowsons of churches and chapels etc. thereto belonging to hold 
during his life, rendering yearly 70/. at Easter, Midsummer, 
Michaelmas and Christmas by even portions, power being reserved 
to him to distrain for arrears, and to enter again and hold the premises 
in his former estate with the growing corn, goods' and chattels thereupon 
if the rent be one quinzaine in arrear ; which lease is made upon 
condition {as above, last page). Witnesses : Sir William de Cobham, 
Sir Thomas Morant, Sir John Burgh knights. Sir William Harewell, 
Sir Robert Lincoln clerks. Dated Penshurst, 25 March 44 Edward III. 
French. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment by the parties, 28 May. 

Indenture made between William bishop of W5'ncestre, Sir John de 
Pekbrugge, John Colepeper and Richard Mafee of the one part and 
Sir Nicholas de Lova}Tie knight of the other part, being a lease for 
seven years to the said Nicholas, his heirs and executors, of the manors 
of Ditton Camoys and Chevelee co. Cantebrigge and of Shenelee 
CO. Hertford, a messuage, one virgate and half an acre of land in 
Napton and Shathewell co. Warrewyk, a messuage and one virgate 
of land in Welford co. Norhampton, the manors of Misterton and 
Pulteneye co. Leycestre and of Wj-theresfeld co. Suffolk, and all other 
lands, rents, services, mills, woods, meadows, pastures, fisheries, 
lordships, customs, knights' fees, advowsons of churches and chapels 
etc. in the said counties comprised in a charter indented by the said 
Nicholas heretofore made to the said lessors, rendering to the lessors 



184 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1370. Membrane 16rf — cont. 

120/. a year at Easter and Michaelina.s by even portions, power being 
reserved to them to distrain for arrears, and to enter again and hold 
tlie premises in their former estate if the rent be one quinzaine in 
arrear. Dated Peneshurst, 9 April 44 Edward 111. French. 
Mcinorandum of acknowledgment by the parties, 28 May. 

Indenture made between William bishop of Wyncestre, Sir John 
de Pekbrugge, Sir William Harewell clerk and Richard Mafee of the 
one part and Sir JS'icholas de Lovayne knight of the other part, being 
a lease for seven years to the said Nicholas, his heirs and executors, 
of the manors of Penshurst and Northpark and all other lands, rents, 
services, mills, woods, meadows, pastures, fisheries, lordships, customs, 
knights' fees, advowsons etc. in the towns of Penshurst, Tonbrugge, 
Leghe, Bitteberugh, Speldhurst and Chydyngston co. Kent comprised 
in a charter indented by the said Nicholas heretofore made to the 
said lessors, rendering to the lessors 100 marks a year at Easter and 
Michaelmas by even portions, power being reserved to them to distrain 
for arrears, and to enter again and hold the premises in their former 
estate if the rent be one cpiinzaine in arrear. Dated Penshurst 

13 April 44 Edward III. French. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment by the parties, 28 May. 

Indenture made between William bishop of Wyncestre, Sir John 
de Pekbrugge, John Colpeper and Richard Mafee of the one part and 
Sir A'icholas de Lovaj-^ne knight of the other part, being a lease for 
seven years to the said Nicholas, his heirs and executors, of the manors 
of Osprenge and Yenesfeld co. Kent and all lands, rents, services, 
mills, w oods, meadow s, pastures, fisheries, lordships, customs, knights' 
fees, advowsons of churches and chapels etc. in that county comprised 
in a charter indented by the said Nicholas heretofore made to the 
said lessors, rendering to the lessors 57/. a year at Easter and 
Michaelmas by even portions, power being reserved to them to 
distrain for arrears, and to enter again and hold the premises in their 
former estate if the rent be one quinzaine in arrear. Dated Penshurst, 

14 April 44 Edward III. French. 

Menwrandnm of acknowledgment by the parties, 28 May. 

Membrane \5d. 

Writing of Nicholas de Lovayne knight, being a letter of attorney 
to William de Tarent clerk and John Sybyle to deliver to William 
bishop of Wyncestre, Sir John de Pekbriggc (Pekkebrygge) knight, 
John Colepcper and Richard Mafee seisin of the manors of Osprynge 
and Yenesfeld co. Kent, according to his charters indented to them 
made. Dated Penshurst, 25 March 44 EdA\ard III. French. 

Writing of Nicholas de Lovayne kniglit, being a letter of attorney 
to William dc Tarent clerk and John »Sibille to deliver to William 
bishop of Wyncestre, Sir John de Pekbrugge, John Colepeper and 
Richard Mafee seisin of the manors of Ditton Camois, Chevele, Shenlee, 
Misterton, Pulteneye and WVtheresfeld cos. Cantebrigge, Hertford, 
Leycestre and Suffolk, and of all his lands in the towns of Napton, 
Shathewell and Welford cos. W^arrewyk and Norhampton, according 
to his charters indented to them made. Dated Penshurst, 20 March 
44 Edward III. French. 



4-i EDWARD ill. 185 



1370. Membrane \5d — cont. 

Writing of Nicholas de Lovayne knight, being a k-tter of attorney 
to ^^'illianl de Tarent clerk and John Sibille to deliver to William 
bishop of Wyncestre, Sir John de Pekbrugge, Sir \\'illiam Harewell 
and Richard Mafee seisin of the manors of Penshurst and Xorthpark 
and all his lands in the towns of Penshurst, Tonbrugge, Leghe, 
Bitteberugh and Chydyngston co. Kent, according to his charters 
indented to them made. Dated Penshurst, 25 March 44 Edward III. 
French. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment of the foregoing letters of attorney, 
28 May. 

Writing of William bishop of Wyncestre, John de Pekbrugge knight, 
John Colepeper and Richard Mafee, being a letter of attorney to 
Nicholas Pot^'n to receive of Sir NichoUis de Lovayne knight seisin 
of the manors of Ditton Camoys, Chevele, Shenlee, Misterton, 
Pulteneye and Wytheresfeld cos. Cantebrigge, Hertford, Lcycestre 
and Suffolk and of other lands in the towns of Napton, Shathcwell 
and Welford cos. Warrewyk and Norhampton comprised in charters 
indented to them made bv the said Sir Nicholas. Dated Penshurst, 
20 March 44 Edw ard III. ^ French. 

Writing of William bishop of Wynchestre, John de Pekbrygge knight, 
John Colepeper and Richard Mafee, being a letter of attorney to 
Nicholas Potyn to receive of Sir 'Nicholas de Lovayne knight seisin 
of the manors of Osprynge and Yenesfeld co. Kent according to charters 
indented to them made bv the said Sir Nicholas. Dated Penshurst, 
25 March 44 Ed\\ard III." French. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment of the foregoing writings, 28 May. 

W^riting of William bishop of Wyncestie, John de Pekbrugge knight, 
William Harew ell clerk and Richard Mafee, being a letter of attorney 
to Nicholas Potyn to receive of Sir Nicholas de LovajTie knight seisin 
of the manors of Penshurst and Northpark and other lands in the 
towns of Penshurst, Tonbrugge, Leghe, Bitteberugh, Speldhurst and 
Chydyngston co. Kent comprised in charters indented to them made 
by the said Sir Nicholas. Dated Penshurst, 25 March 44 Edward III. 
French. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 28 May. 

Charter of John de Wysham knight, giving with warranty to John 
Pecche citizen and aldernian of London, his heirs and assigns, the 
whole manor of Redelialle co. Surrey w ith all his lands, rents, services, 
reversions, customs, meadows, woods, feedings, and pastures, and 
the park of Folleslowe in the said county. Witnesses : Andrew 
Peverel, Nicholas de Loveygne, John Seintcler knights, Roger 
Dalyngrigge, Richard de Burstowe. Dated Redelialle, Thursday in 
Whitsun week, namel\- G June 44 Edw ard III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 12 June. 

May 6. To the sheriff of Kent. Order to cause proclamation to be made 

Westminster, that all and singular the men at arms, armed men and archers of 
whatsoever estate or condition ^\ ho will freely set out from their homes 
to the sea to serve the king at his wages in Normandy and other parts 
over sea in France, and for there abiding until they shall cross the sea, 
and for their passage until they come to land there, shall with all speed 



186 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1370. Membrane I5d — cont. 

make ready with horses, arms and armour suitahh' for tlieir estate, 
and repair to the town of Sutharnpton, where the king has appointed 
the passage of Kohert Knolles and all the said men and of all others 
who will freely set (Jut as aforesaid, so as to be there before the octaves 
of Mitlsuniiner next, or in the said octaves at latest, ready to sail thence ; 
and the king will cause them to be contented of his wages from the 
time they shall leave tlu<ir homes for that cause and there abide until 
they shall come to land in the parts aforesaid, so that they shall there- 
after sail thither without delay in the company of the said Robert 
and of other his lieges. 

\Foedera.] 

The like to singular the sheriffs of England. 

[Ibid.] 

Membrane Md. 

Writing of Baldwin fitz Peres of Glenfeld, being a quitclaim with 
warrant}^ to Robert de Swylyngton the uncle knight, his heirs and 
assigns, of all the lands, reversions, rents, services of free men and 
neifs w hich he the said Robert has of the gift and feoffment of the said 
Baldwin in Glenfeld, Sytheston and Rothelay co. Leycestre. Dated 
London, Tuesday after Trinity 44 Edward 111. 

Meinorandiun of acknowledgment before the chancellor, 12 June. 

Indenture made between Sir Robert de Swylyngton the uncle knight 
and Baklw in fitz Peres of Glenfeld, being a defeasance of the foregoing 
release, upon condition that the said Baldwin, his heirs, executors 
and assigns, on Easter day next at Leycestre castle shall pay 40L 
to the said Robert, his heirs, executors or assigns. Dated London, 
Wednesday after Trinity 44 Edward 111. Frc7ich. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment by the parties before the 
chancellor, 12 June. 

Charter of John de Wysham knight, giving Avith Avarranty to John 
Pecche citizen and alderman of London and Ellen his wife and to the 
heirs of their bodies all his lands, rents and services with the woods, 
meadows, feedings, pastures, Avards, marriages, reliefs, heriots, escheats, 
appurtenances and profits Avhatsoever in Mapplescompe co. Kent and 
the adA'OA\son of Mapplescompe church, Avith remainder for lack of 
such issue to the heirs of the said John Pecche. Witnesses : Sir John 
de Cobeham, Sir Thomas de Grauntson, Sir John Kyriell knights, 
John Yedelee, Geoffrey Walden, Nicholas Baker, Stephen Edolf. 
Dated Mapplescompe, Monday the niorroAv of Trinity 44 EdAvard 111. 

Memorandum of acknoAvledgment before the chancellor, 11 June. 

Indenture made betAveen Thomas Cornewaleys [of] London and 
Joan his wiie of the one part and Henry son of Henry Fanner [of] 
London of the other part, being a grant and release Avith Avarranty to 
the said Thomas and Joan for their lives of all messuages, lands, rents 
AA'ith houses, gardens, meadoAvs, feedings, pastures, commons, Avays, 
paths, hedges, ditches, Avards, marriages, reliefs, heriots, escheats, 
services, customs, suits of court, profits, commodities etc. thereto 
belonging in the parish of St. Botolph Avithout Alegate London, at 
Eldeforde, le Popeler and elseAvhere in the parish of Stebenhithe, 
Avhich the said Joan has of the gift of Richard Smelt, Peter Fyge 



44 EDWARD Ul. 187 



1370. Membrane 14f/ — cont. 

[of] London and John Mile cliaplain, (lio said Tliomas and Joan 
keeping and maintaining the picmises without waste or destruetion. 
Witnesses : Jolin VV'endover, John Tripe, John (Jose bourne, Wilham 
Underwode, John Perekok, John Smart, Maurice (h; Caxton. Dated 
the said parish of St. Botolph, Friday after St. Liike 42 Edward 111. 
Memorandum of acknowk^dgment by the said Thomas Conicualeys 
and Henry son of H(>nrv before tlie ehaneeUor at the manse of the 
friars preachers within Ludgate London, 12 July this year. 

Membrane 13d. 

Accord made with the king's assent, before WilHam de Wykeham 
bishop of Wyncestre and chancellor of England, between Sir Richard 
de Pembrugge of the one part and Sir Ralph SpigumcU constable of 
Dovorre castle and warden of the Cinque Ports of the other part, that 
whereas the king has heretofore granted to Sir Ralph for his life the 
said offices with the usual fees and wages, to wit such as others used 
to take. Sir Richard shall ha\-e the said office with the fees and wages 
aforesaid and other appurtenances, and Sir Ralph so far as in him lies 
shall assure the same to him ; wherefore it is agreed between thera 
that Sir Ralph shall surrender his said office to the king and the patent 
thereof made to him, for which grant and surrender Sir Richard shall 
now owe him 400 marks, and shall further pay Sir Ralph every year 
during his life at his lodging in the parish of St. Olave by the Crutched 
Friars London 100/. at Michaelmas and Easter by even portions, the 
first term of payment being at Michaelmas next, for payment whereof 
Sir Richard shall give such security as the counsel of Sir Ralph shall 
advise. Dated London, 18 June 44 Edward 111. French. 

Memorand^im of acknowledgment b}' the parties before the 
chancellor at Westminster, 21 June. 

Writing of Ralph Spigurnell, being a surrender to the king of the 
wardenship of Dovorre castle and of the Cinque Ports, and all and 
singular the wages, fees or commodities thereto belonging, as fully as 
the said office was formerly granted to him for life by the king's 
letters patent, saving and reserving to him all wages, fees, arrears and 
commodities for his time past and to come until the morrow of 
Midsummer next. Dated London, 19 June 44 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment before the chancellor, 21 June. 

Indenture made between Sir Richard de Penbrugge knight and 
Sir Ralph Spigurnell knight, granting to Sir Ralph for fife a yearly 
rent of 200 marks to be taken of Sir Richard's manor of Wadeleye 
CO. Berkes and another of 100 marks to be taken of his manor of 
Orewell co. Cauntebrigge, one moiety at Easter the other at Michaelmas, 
to be paid by Sir Richard, his heirs or assigns, at Sir Ralph's lodging 
in London by the Crutched Friars in the Tower w ard and the parish 
of St. Olave, with power to distrain for arrears ; upon condition for 
defeasance of the above mentioned rents so long as Sir Richard, his 
heirs or assigns of the said manors, shall at the said terms and place 
pay to Sir Ralph or his assigns, or to their attorney bringing a sufficient 
acquittance, 100 marks a year of the said manor of Wadeley and 
50 marks a year of the said manor of Orew ell by even portions. Dated 
London, Thursday before Midsummer 44 Edward III. French. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment by the parties before the 
chancellor, 21 June. 



188 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1870. Membrane 13d — cont. 

June 20. Richard de Pembrugge knight to Ral})h Spigurnell knight. 

VVestiiiinbter. Recognisance for 3UU/., to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in Berkshire. 

Memorandum that this recognisance was received by the chancellor. 

Indenture of defeasance of the above recognisance, and of the rents 
granted by the foregoing indenture to Sir Ralph Spigurnell, so long 
as Sir Ralph shall yearly at the terms therein mentioned or within 
three months after each of them be paid 100/., but so often as such 
payment shall be Avithdrawn at any term he may distrain for the 
whole sum of 300 marks mentioned in the other indenture aforesaid. 
Dated London, 20 June 44 Edward III. French. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment by the parties before the 
chancellor, 21 June. 

July 7. John de Cressyngham of London to John de Purlee clerk. 

Westminster. Recognisance for 100/., to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in the city of London. 

Memorandum that this recognisance was received by the chancellor. 

May 7. To the sheriff of Stafford. Order to stay altogether the distraint 

Westminster, of William son and heir of John de Benteleye tenant in chief for his 

homage, releasing any distress made for that cause ; as the said WilUam 

has done domage to the king. By p.s. [28319.] 

Memorandum that on 18 June this year an indenture of a debt of 
20,000 marks made to the earl of Arundell under the said earl's seal 
is by the hands of Master John de Branketre deUvered into the 
treasury to the chamberlains of the king's receipt. 

Membrane 12d. 

May 7. To the mayor and baihffs of Sandewic. Order to cause proclamation 

Westminster, to be made in the town of Sandewic, that all and singular who will 
take any corn or victuals to the tow n of Calais to make their advantage 
thereof shall repair to the ports where such com or victuals shall be 
laded, and shall there find security to take the same to Calais and 
not elsewhere, to take of such men security for which they will answer 
for bringing the same thither under pain of forfeiture thereof, and 
to suffer them without let to lade their corn and victuals in the port 
of Sandewic and take the same to Calais, the former proclamation 
notwithstanding, certifying in chancery from time to time the security 
so taken, the quantity and value of such corn and victuals ; as lately the 
king ordered the sheriff of Kent to cause proclamation to be made 
that all willing so to take corn and victuals to Calais should repair 
to him in chancery, there to find security as aforesaid ; but for particular 
causes laid before the council the king's will is that such security 
be taken by the mayors and bailiffs of the said ports. 
The like to the following : 

The mayor and bailiffs of Dovorre. 

The bailiffs of la Rye. 

The bailiffs of Romeneye. 

The bailiffs of Hethe. 

The mayor and bailiffs of Wynchilse. 



44 P:DVVARD III. 189 



1370. Memhrane IM—cont. 

Writing of Jolni de Assheby, being a (luitclaini witli warranty to 
John de Haddon the king's Serjeant at anus, his lieirs and assigns, of 
all his lands, rents, services of free tenants and neifs, suits of court 
and other services whatsoev'er in Yorkshire, namely in the towns 
of Northelnieshale, Southkyrkeby, Tpton, Ackeworth, Wiangebroke, 
Burnelhouses, Mensthorp and Thwonge. Dated London, IS June 
44 Edward III. 

Me. trior and lun of acknowledgment before the chancellor, 10 June. 

Charter of John de Eillesford of Kyngespewne, giving with warranty 
to Roger Berde of Sweyneston his heirs and assigns, his manor of 
Kyngespewne \\ith the reversions, rents and services of free men 
and neifs thereto belonging of all his tenants in the town of 
Kyngespewne and elsewhere. Witnesses : John de Burley knight, 
Thomas de Sarnesfeld, Ralph Yedefen, William l^roun, Philip le Cooke 
of Bromyard, Payn Hergast, Richard Robines, John Yedefen. Dated 
Bromyard, Thursday after St. Ambrose 44 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment {as above), 21 June. 

Indenture made between John de Eillesford knight of Kyngespewne 
and Roger Berde of Sweyneston, \\itnessing that whereas the fore- 
going feoffment of the manor of Kyngespewne was made upon the 
following condition, namely that for a term of 20 years the said Roger, 
his heirs, executors and assigns, should pay the said John or his heirs 
12 marks a year at the Annunciation and Michaelmas by even portions, 
and if he shall be longer tenant 40Z. a year at the same terms, with power 
to the said John or his heirs to enter if the rent be one month in arrear, 
that imder the like pain of reentry the said Roger shall pay 40/. on 
Tuesday in Whitsun week next, and that he shall make no waste in 
the premises under the like pain, as appears by indentures already 
made between the parties, the said John hereby releases the payment 
of 40/. on the date aforesaid, and further releases all rents by the 
former indentures reserved for a term of 90 years, granting that the 
said Roger, his heirs and assigns, may do their \nll in the premises 
without impeachment of waste any other indenture notwithstanding, 
and further releasing all his right in the said manor during the said 
term of GO years. Dated Wednesday after Trinity 44 Edward III. 
French. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment by the parties before the 
chancellor, 21 June. 

May 30. To William de Topclive bailiff of the archbishop of Canterbury of 

Westminster, his libert}' of Maydestan. Order to set free Richard vicar of 
DudjTigton from Maydestan gaol where he is bj- the said bailiff detained, 
if it be for the cause hereinafter mentioned and for none other, by 
mainprise of John Depham, John Squier, Simon de Macchyng and 
Richard Kene of London, giving up to John Okcnfold; John Botiler, 
Thomas Okenfold, Adam atte Hacche, William Eme, Richard Godwyn, 
John Thomas, William atte Seathe, James Pj^cot, John Arderne, 
Brice Peytevyn and John Reyner their bond given to the said bailiff 
for a mainprise before him lately made ; as order was lately taken 
by the king and council that all those who were apprehended at the 
suit of Hugh de Lavenham late the king's prover, whether bj- appeal or 
by accusation, should be set free by mainprise, and petition for release 
is made to the king on behalf of the said vicar, whom at the said 



190 



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1370. Membrane \2d — cont. 

Hugli's suit the said bailiff has taken and is detaining, as he has 
certified in chancery at the king's command, since the said vicar is 
ready to answer touching the felonies and trespasses whatsoever 
laid to his charge by the said Hugh, and to stand to right according 
to the law and custom of the realm ; and the said John Depham and 
others appearing in person in chancery have mainperned for the said 
vicar to have him before wliatsoever justices the king shall appoint, 
to stand to right touching the premises. 

Assignment of dower of Joan who was wife of John Lelly the younger, 
made at Carlton 8 May 44 Edv^ard III before Thomas de Musgrave 
escheator in Yorkshire, in presence of John son of Walter de Carleton, 
John Baillour, John del Lowe, Thomas son of William of the same 
and others. In the capital messuage of John Lely her husband in 
Carleton by Snayth one grange with all the garden extending from 
the hall ttowards adjoining the said messuaget by the public lane 
of the said town towards the north (boriens) as shewn by bounds, one 
house with chamber built opposite the hall to the south without (sine) 
the garden adjoining ; in the messuage caUed Marshalplace the lesser 
grange there built with a third part of all the garden adjoining nearest 
the sun (sflis) as shewn by metes and bounds ; in Carleton field one 
w hole several pasture called ' Lely pasture ' containing 16 acres of 
land, one cnltura there called ' Outerwith ' containing 4i acres of 
land, one cullura called ' Mikilbaghan ' containing 4 acres of land, 
one ndtura called ' Lutilbaghan ' containing 4 acres of land, one cultura 
called ' Undirbaghan ' containing 3 acres of land, one cultura called 
' Perky ngarth ' containing 3 acres of land, and one cultura called 
' Havircroft ' containing 6 acres of land, with free ingress and egre.ss 
and all ajjpurtenances in the town and territory of Carleton aforesaid. 

Writing of John, son of Richard atte Celer citizen of London, being 
a quitclaim with warranty to John de Swanbourne clerk, his heirs 
and assigns, of a third part of one tenement in the town of St. Albans 
sometime of John Brockele, \\hich third part the said John de Swan- 
bourne lately purchased of John atte Celer brother of the said John 
son of Richard. Witnesses : William Martyn, Thomas Hostiler, 
John Pj'kebon, Alexander Bysouthe, William Kendale. Dated 
St. Albans, 31 January 44 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment before the chancellor, 30 June. 

June 24. To the collectors in Surrey of the three years' tenth last granted 
Westminster, to the king by the clergy of the province of Canterbury. Order, for 
particular cau.ses, of the king's favour to stay until Michaelmas next 
the levy to the king's use of the said tenth of the ecclesiastical goods 
of the abbot of Cherteseye, releasing any sequestration of the fruits 
of his ecclesiastical benefices made for that cause. 

The like to the collectors in Berkshire. 

Memorandum that after, on 22 December, the said abbot had like 
writs addressed to the collectors in Middlesex to stay the levy until 
Easter next. 

Aug. 28. Robert de Stowe clerk is sent to H. bishop of Norwich, to have the 

Havering, yearly pension wherein the said bishop by reason of his new creation 

is bound to one of the king's clerks at the king's nomination, until 

provision be made him by the bishop of some ecclesiastical benefice. 

By p.s. [28500.] 



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1370. Membrane Ud. 

Writing of William de Hopton of the county of Salop, being a 
grant and quitclaim with warranty to John Pecche citizen and alderman 
of London, his heirs and assigns, of the manor of Redehalle co. Surrey 
and all lands, rents, services, reversions, customs, meadows, woods, 
feedings and pastures, and of Folleslowe park etc. in the same county, 
which the said John has of the gift and feoffment of John de Wysham 
knight. Dated London, Thursday the feast of Corpus Christi, namely 
13 June 44 Edward IlL 

Writing of William de Hopton, being a <.rrant and quitclaim with 
warranty to John Pecche citizen and alderman of London and Ellen his 
wife and to the heirs of their bodies, and for lack of such issue to the 
heirs of the said John, of the lands, rents, customs and services etc. in 
Mapplescompe co. Kent, and of the advowson of Mapplescompe church, 
which they have hy gift and feoffment of John de Wysham knight. 
Witnesses: John de Chichestre, Adam Fraunceys, Hugh Holbech, 
Adam de Sancto Ivone, Thomas de Saham. Dated London, Sunday 
after Corpus Christi 44 Edw ard IIL 

Memorandum of acknowledgment of the foregoing writings before 
the chancellor, 18 June. 

Jul}' 6. To the sheriff of Cumberland. Order to make a regard in the 

Westminster, forest of Ingelwode according to the capitnla following, so that the 
regard be made before Martinmas next. 

Capitula. 

Membrane lOd. 

June 8. John de Wysliam knight to John Pecche citizen and alderman of 

Westminster. London. Recognisance for 300/., to be levied, in default of payment, 
of his lands and chattels in Kent. 

Indenture made between Sir John de Wysham knight and John 
Pecche citizen and alderman of London, being a defeasance of the 
foregoing recognisance, upon condition that the said John Pecche, his 
heirs or assigns, be not impeached nor impleaded concerning the 
manors, lands, rents, services, customs, parks, woods, meadows, 
pastures, fees, reversions etc. in Kent and Surrey, which he has by gift 
and feoffment of the said Sir John, nor any parcel thereof, that they 
be not impeached nor lose aught thereof by an action of dower at the 
suit of Katherine wife of the said Sir John if she survive him or of 
any other woman, nor be charged by statute merchant, recognisance, 
rent charge or annuity heretofore made, and that if they so lo.se aught 
Sir John or his heirs shall within one quarter of a year recompense 
them for such loss and for their costs and damages thereby incurred 
without collusion or covin, and they shall thereof have matter of 
record or deed witnessing the same which shall be given them by 
the said John Pecche, his heirs or assigns. Dated London, 11 June 
44 Edward III. French. 

Memonmdum of acknowledgment by the parties before the chancellor, 
1 1 June. 

Writing of Florymound lord of la Sparre, being a declaration that 
whereas the king of France and England has delivered to him the 
person of Hugh de Ronssy, conveying to him and his heirs all right 



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and action in regard to tlie said Hugli, this was done in full satisfaction 
of 1,000/. diu' from the king t(j his late father and to him the said 
Florymound for wages of war and otherwise ; and accjuittance of 
the said debt, annulling all Ixmds etc. to him or his father made for 
the saftie or for any parcel thereof. Dated the city of London, 17 June, 
1370, 30 and 44*[Kdward III]. French. 

Writing of Florymond lord of la Sparre, being a bond to the king 
of France and Kngland in 1,000/. i)ayable to the treasurer of England 
in the city of London at the feast of St. John the Baptist next year, 
provided that if he the said Florymond may shew the king or council 
that the kinii is bound to his late father and him in the same sum 
for wages of war, this bond shall be of none effect. Dated the city 
of London, 17 June 1370. French. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment of the foregoing writings before 
the chancellor, 18 June. 

July 12. Robert James to John de Wenlyngburgh the elder clerk. Recog- 

Westniinster. ni.sance for 100,s'., to be levied, in default of payment, of hi.s lands and 
chattels in Somerset. 

Memorandura that this recognisance was received by the chancellor. 
Cancelled on payment. 

June 26. William bishop of Winchester, Simon bi.shop of London, Thomas 
Westminster, bishop of Exeter, William Latymer knight and Richard de Pembrugge 
knight to William de Monte Acuto earl of Salisbury. Joint and 
several recognisance for 1,000 marks, to be levied etc. of their lands 
and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in the counties of Suthampton 
Essex, Devon, York and Gloucester. 
Cancelled on payment. 

July 24. To the sheriff of Dorset. Order, upon the petition of Thomas Creue 

Clarendon, parson of Fallegh, to stay the exigents against him and the taking of 
his bod}^ by mainprise of Andrew de Stretford, Peter le Clerc of Iwerne, 
John AvTiell and John de Pershute of Wiltcsir, bringing this writ 
before the justices of the Bench on the day the writ of exigents is 
returnable ; as George de Caneford is impleading the said Thomas 
* before the said justices for a debt of 10/., and the said Thomas is 

A\'ithout his knowledge put in exigents to be outlawed in the said 
county for that he came not to answer before the said justices, where- 
fore he has prayed for a stay until the aforesaid day, as he is ready 
to stand to right in all things touching the premises ; and the said 
Andrew, Peter, John and John, appearing in person in chancery, 
have mainperned under a pain of 20/. to have his body before the 
said justices on that day. 

Aug. 10. To the sheriff of Kent. Order, on sight of these presents, to cause 

Clarendon, proclamation to be made that no merchant native or alien nor other 
person of whatsoever estate or condition shall under pain of forfeiture 
bring wool, hides or woolfells to be taken over seas to any place within 
the realm save to the ports of Newcastle upon Tyne, Kyngeston upon 
Hull, St. Botolph, Great Jernemuth, London, Quenesburgh, Cicestre, 
Suthampton, Exeter and Bristol or one of them, nor after Monday 
after St. Bartholomew next take them to any foreign parts save to 
the towTi of Calais, as heretofore used. to be done ; as by ad\ace of the 



44 EDWARD III. 193 



1370. Membrane \0d — cont. 

council the king has appointed that wool, hides, and woolfells shall 
from tliat day forward be in the said ports and in none other laded, 
customed and cocketed, and shall under pain of forieiture thereof be 
taken thence to Calais, where it is the king's will that the staple of 
wool, hides and woolfells shall henceforth be held in the manner at 
another time appointed, and not elsewhere. By K. and C. 

The like to tlie sheriffs of London, and to singular the sheriflFa 
throughout England. 

Membrane dd. 

Writing of William Gerveys clerk, son of Roger Gerveys, being 
.an attornment to William de Wykeham bishop of Winchester and 
his heirs concerning the reversion of all lands held by the said clerk 
in the towns of Byketon and Drayton co. Suthampton, which after 
his death ought to remain to the said bishop and his heirs by virtue 
of a grant lately made by Andrew Gerveys brother of the said clerk. 
Dated Famham, 2 October 44 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment in the chancery at Famham 
castle CO. Surrey, 2 October. 

July 13. John Roos, Peter Ughtred, Thomas Beauderer, Nicholas de Skelton 

Westminster, and Thomas de Watton to Richard de Ravenser archdeacon of 

Lincoln and John de Ravenser clerk. Joint and several recognisance 

for 20Z. payable by instalments ; to be levied, in default of payment, 

of their lands and chattels in Yorkshire. 

Memorandum that this recognisance was received by Walter Power 
clerk, by virtue of the king's writ of dedimus potestatem which is 
on the files for this year. 

Nov. 9. Peter de Careswelle knight to Baldwin de Fryville knight. Recog- 

VVestminster. nisance for 1,000/. payable by instalments ; to be levied etc. in 
Staffordshire and Salop. 

Memorandum that this recognisance was received by the chancellor. 
Cancelled on payment. 

Membrane 8d. 

Oct. 10. Roger de Stanyngdenne of Lymnesfcld to Nicholas abbot of West- 

Westminster, minster or his successors. Recognisance for 100 marks, to be levied 
etc. in Surrey. 

Oct. 8. To the sheriff of Kent. Order, on sight of these presents, to cause 

Westminster, proclamation to be made in the fairs, markets, hundreds, market 
towns etc. in his bailiwick within liberties and without on the king's 
behalf forbidding any man under pain of forfeiture and of the imprison- 
ment of seller and buyer to embrace, buy or forestall in gross any 
com which is in granges or stacks, or other corn before it shall come 
to markets and fairs and shall there be exposed for sale in market overt ; 
as the king is informed that certain forestallers, embracers of corn and 
regraters do embrace, buy and forestall wheat, malt and other corn 
in gross, as well com in granges and stacks as other com to be by 
men of the said county brought to markets and fairs before it come 
thither, putting such com in granges, granaries and other places 
and so withholding it, and utterly refusing to sell the same to men of 

CR Iti 



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Membrane Sd — cont. 



the county who are in manifold need tliercof, wherefore deamess 
of com is daily increasing in those parts, in contempt of the king and 
to the impoverishment of the people of the county. 
The like to the following : 

The sheriflf of Essex and Hertford. 

The sheriff of Cantebrigge and Huntingdon. 

The sheriff of Bedford and Bukingham. 

The sheriff of London. 

The sheriff of Middlesex. 

The sheriff of Lincoln. 

The bailiffs of the town of Beverley. 

Oct. 14. Richard de Heton, Hugh del Holt, John Asshehurst, William son 

Weatminster. of William de Radeclif and Geoffrey del Holt to the king. Recog- 
nisance for 10/., to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands 
and chattels in Lancashire. 

Writing of Alan son of Theobald de Twitham, being a general release 
to Margaret who was wife of Thomas de Brokhull knight of all actions 
real and personal by reason of debt, waste or contract. Dated 
Orpynton, 13 July 44 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment at Suthwerk before the chancellor, 
14 October. 

Writing of Margaret sometime wife of Thomas de Brokhull knight, 
being a general release to Alan de Twitham, son of Theobald de 
Twitham, of all actions real and personal by reason of account, 
trespass, contract or recognisance in chancery to her made. Dated 
Orpynton, 13 June 44 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment {as the last). 

Oct. 30. John Cole of Briggewater to William de Monte Acuto earl of 

Westminster. Salisbury. Recognisance for 40/., to be levied, in default of payment, 
of his lands and chattels in Somerset. 

Memorandum that this recognisance was received by the chancellor. 

Writing of John de Mildecombe, being a quitclaim with warranty 
to Sir Thomas de Broughton knight, his heirs and assigns, of all the 
lands sometime of John de Mildecombe father of the said John in 
the to\\-n and fields of Mildecombe. Witnesses : Walter ate Halle, 
Richard Page, John le Say, Simon de Fifhj'^de. Dated Bloxham, 
Saturday the feast of St. Peter's Chains 44 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment by John de Mildecombe the 
son, 8 October at Oxford before John Moubray, by virtue of the 
king's writ of dedimus potestatem which is on the file for this year. 



Membrane Id. 

Indenture made between the king of the one part and Robert Rous 
of Bristowe and William de Notyngham of Bissheie of the other part, 
being a lease for seven years from this date of all the king's mines 
of gold; silver, lead and tin found in Gloucestershire in hills, fields and 
waste places etc. {as above, p. 107 ; adding a provision that) the king 
shaU have for iiis seignorage the ninth pound of all plate of gold and 



44 EDWARD III. 195 



1370. Membrane Id — cont. 

silver from the mines arising, ami where lead ore shall be found the 
lord of the soil shall have the thirteentli part of the ore, and where tin 
shall be found the tenth part of the tin ore, and the lessees the residue 
of the profit. Dated \Vestminster, 22 October 44 Edward III. 
French. By bill of the treasurer. 

Oct. 28. To the sheriflf of Kent. Whereas lately the king ordered him to 

Wostininster. cause jiroclamation to be made within liberties and without on the 
king's behalf forbidding any man, under pain of forfeiture thereof and 
of the imprisonment of buyer and seller, to embrace, buy or forestall 
in gross any com in granges and stacks, or any corn before it should 
come to markets and fairs and be there exposed for sale in market overt, 
but it was and is the intent of the king and council that prelates, 
nobles and other lords and men of the church may lawfully without 
impeachment sell their corn in houses, granges etc. where they think 
best in gross and in parcels any proclamation and the said prohibition 
notwithstanding, provided that the pain of forfeiture and imprisonment 
aforesaid shall be executed upon common embracers, forestallers and 
regraters : order therefore, on sight of these presents, to cause proclama- 
tion to be made of the premises in singular the fairs, markets, 
hundreds, market toAMis and other places in his bailiwick, Avithin 
liberties and without, in form aforesaid. 

[Foedera.] 

The like to the sheriff of Essex and Hertford, to two other sheriffs 
of four other counties, the sheriffs of London, and the sheriff of 
Middlesex. 

[Ibid.] 

Membrane 6d. 

Indenture made between William de Wykeham bishop of Winchester 
and Edmund de Stonore, being a grant and surrender to the said 
Edmund, his heirs and assigns, of the manor and advowson of Asshe 
CO. Suthampton and all the lands, rents and services heretofore of the 
said Edmund in Overton, Quydhampton, Polhampton, Okie and Asshe 
in the said county lately given by his charter indented to the said now 
bishop by name of Sir William de Wykeham archdeacon of Lincoln for 
his life, and to his heirs and executors for the term of 20 years after his 
death, and of all the said bishop's estate therein by reason of that gift ; 
which grant and surrender the said Edmund has accepted so far as 
in liim lies. Dated London, 3 October 44 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment by the parties, 6 October. 

Writing of Edmund de Stonore, being a quitclaim to William de 
Wykeham bishop of Winchester, his heirs and assigns, of the whole 
manor of Repynghale co. Lincoln. Dated London, 3 November 
44 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 12 December. 

Charter of William de Wykeham bishop of Winchester, granting 
to Edmund de Stonore, his heirs and assigns, the whole manor of 
Repjmghale co. Lincoln, and all lands, rents and services in the towns 
of Repynghale, Walcote, Hacomby and Kyrkeby or elsewhere in the 
parts of Kestevene, and the advowson of the tliird part of Repynghale 
church, which were sometime of John de Stonore knight grand- 
father of the said Edmund. Witnesses : Sir Thomas de Fulnetby 



196 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1370. Membrane (id — cont. 

knight, Walter Kolby, William Hauley, John de Repynghale, Henry 
Hansty. Dated Suthwerk, 30 November 44 Edward IIL 

Writing of William de Wykcham bishop of Winchester, being a 
letter of attorney to William Hauley and John de Repynghale and 
either of them to deliver to Edmund de Stonore seisin of the whole 
manor of Repynghale, lands, rents and services in the towns of 
Repynghale, Walcote, Hacomby and Kyrkeby or elsewhere in the 
parts of Kestevene, and of the advowson of the third part of Repyng- 
hale church, sometime of John de Stonore knight grandfather of the 
said Edmund, according to the said bishop's charter. Dated Suth- 
werk, 1 December 44 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment of the foregoing charter and 
writing, 12 December. 

Charter of Edmund de Stonore, giving with warranty to William 
de Wykeham bishop of Winchester, his heirs and assigns, his whole 
manor and the advowson of Asshe and all his lands, rents and services 
in Overton, Quydhampton, Polhampton, Oklee and Asshe co. Suth- 
ampton. Witnesses : Lawrence de Sancto Martino, Bernard Brocas, 
Hugh Camoys knights, Peter de Brugges, Walter de Haywode. Dated 
Asshe, 30 November 44 Edward III. 

Writing of Edmund de Stonore, being a letter of attorney to John 
de Warbleton and Henry de Wattesford and either of them to deliver 
to William de Wykeham bishop of Winchester seisin of the whole 
manor and the advowson of Asshe and of lands, rents and services 
in Overton, Quydhampton, Polhampton, Oklee and Asshe co. Suth- 
ampton. Dated Suthwerk, 1 December 44 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment of the foregoing charter and 
writing, 4 December. 

Assignment of dower of Beatrice who was wife of Reynold Perrot, 
made at Pleyteford co. Wiltesir 15 November 44 Edward III by John 
Froille escheator, namely all her said husband's lands, rents and 
services in Bymerton, a chamber with a cellar on the east side of the 
hall in the manor of Pleyteford, the gate with the chamber within the 
bridge, and one house on the west side of the said gate, 22s. 6^d. of 
rent to be taken 3-early of divers tenants of the said manor of Pleyte- 
ford, namely of Thomas Arnald 85., of Richard Waterman 45. 6d., 
of William Agodeshalf 4s. Td., of Philip Bone 5s. 5^d., a third part of 
all profits arising from the view of frankpledge of the said manor, a 
wood called the ' HacchcAvode ' in Abboteston, and a grove called 
the ' Moregrove ' in the More. 

Membrane 5d. 

Writing of Edmund de Stonore, granting to William de Wykeham 
bishop of Winchester, his heirs and assigns, a yearly rent of 10?. to be 
taken at Easter and Michaelmas by even portions of the said Edmund's 
whole manor of Penyton co. Suthampton and all other his lands in that 
county, with power to distrain for arrears, and bond for payment 
thereof by the said Edmund, his heirs and executors ; and he has put 
the said bishop in seisin with his own hands by payment of the said 
rent for the first year, to wit for both terms. Dated Suthwerk, 
4 December 44 Edward III. 



44 EDWARD III. 197 



1370. Membrane 5d — cont. 

Writing of Edmund de Stonore, granting to William de Wykeham 
bishop of Winchester, his heirs and assigns, a yearly rent 201. to be 
taken of the said Edmund's whole manor of Beyreton by Aylesbury 
CO. Bukingham and of all other his lands in that county etc. {as the 
last). Dated {as above). 

Writing of Edmund de Stonore, granting to William de Wykeham 
bisliop of Winchester, his heirs and assigns, a yearly rent of 30^. to 
be taken of the said Edmund's whole manor of HamhuU co. Gloucester, 
of all his lands in Hembury in Saltmerssh, and of all other his lands 
in that county etc. {as above). Dated {as above). 

Writing of Edmund de Stonore, granting to William de Wyke- 
ham bishop of Winchester, his heirs and assigns, a yearly rent of 30/. 
to be taken of the said Edmund's whole manor of Stonore co. Oxford 
and of all other his lands in that county etc. {as above). Dated {as 
above). 

Writing of Edmund de Stonore, granting to William de Wykeham 
bishop of Winchester, his heirs and assigns, a yearly rent of 50/. to 
be taken of the said Edmund's whole manor of Dodecote co. Berks, 
of all his lands in Tyeghelhurst, and of all other his lands in that 
county etc. {as above). Dated {as above). 

Memorandum of acknowledgment of the foregoing writings, 
4 December. 

Membrane 4d. 

Indenture made between William de Wykeham bishop of Win- 
chester and Edmund de Stonore, witnessing that whereas Thomas de 
Hungerford, son and heir of Walter de Hungerford to whom Adam 
fitz Johan then tenant of the manor of Rep3Tighale granted a yearly 
rent of 20/., b}'' his writing has made a quitclaim to the said bishop, 
being then tenant thereof, of all his right in the said manor, by another 
writing has made a quitclaim of any rent thereof arising, and by a 
third of any right in the said manor or any rent thereof arising, willing 
to warrant the said manor to the said bishop, his heirs and assigns, 
quit and discharged of every rent in order to discharge the same of 
the rent aforesaid ; and whereas after the said bishop has by his 
charter granted the said manor to the said Edmund in fee simple, 
the said bishop for the advantage of the said Edmund and his heirs 
willing to make further provision for the discharge of the said manor, 
which is in his hands according to the things contained in another 
indenture, has this day in his lodging of Suthwerk delivered to the 
said Edmund the writings above mentioned. {Text follows.) Dated 
Suthwerk, 6 December 44 Edward III. 
The following are the writings so delivered : 

Writing of Thomas de Hungreford, being a quitclaim to William 
de Wykeham bishop of Winchester, his heirs and assigns, of any 
yearly rent whatsoever arising from the manor of Reppynghale 
CO. Lincoln, and from all the lands in Walcote, Kyrkeby, 
Ryngesdon and Dunnesby which with the said manor the said 
bishop had by gift and feoffment of Edmund son and heir of 
John de Stonore knight. Dated Stonore co. Oxford, Tuesday 
after the Purification 44 Edward III. 



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1370. Membrane M — cont. 

Writing of Thomas de Hungreford, being a quitclaim to William 
de VVykeham bishop of Winchester, his heirs and assigns, of 
all right in the manor of Reppynghale co. Lincoln and in all 
lands in Walcote, Kyrkeby, Ryngesdon and Dunnesby which 
with the said manor the said bishop had by gift and feoifment 
of Edmund son and heir of John de Stonore knight ; and 
warranty of the premises, provided that this warranty shall 
take effect whensoever the said bishop, his heirs or assigns, 
shall be impleaded or otherwise impeached concerning i\\6 
premises or any parcel thereof by the said Thomas or any of 
liis heirs, but not when they shall be so impleaded by others. 
Dated (as the last). 

Writing of Thomas de Hungreford, being a quitclaim to William 
de Wykeham bishop of Winchester, his heirs or assigns, of all 
right in the manor of Reppynghale co. Lincoln and in all lands 
in W^alcote, Kyrkeby, Ryngesdon and Dunnesby which with the 
said manor the said bishop had by gift and feoffment of Edmund 
son and heir of John de Stonore knight, and in any yearly rent 
thereof issuing and for any cause due to him the said Thomas 
or his heirs ; and \\'arranty of the premises quit and discharged 
of all and singular such rents, provided etc. [as the last). 
Dated {as the last). 
Memorandum of acknowledgment by the parties, 12 December. 

Indenture made between William de Wykeham bishop of Winchester 
and Edmund de Stonore, witnessing that the said bishop has granted 
to the said Edmund, his heirs and assigns, a yearly rent of 20/. to be 
taken at Michaelmas of the whole manor of Asshe and of all the lands 
in Overton, Quydhampton, Polhampton, Okie and Asshe co. Suth- 
ampton sometime of John de Stonore grandfather of the said Edmund, 
with power to distrain for arrears, upon this condition and not other- 
wise, namely that whereas speech was heretofore made between the 
said bishop and the said Edmund that for particular causes the said 
bishop should so far as in him lay discharge and acquit the manor of 
RepjTighale co. Lincoln toward Thomas de Hungerford and his heirs 
of a yearly rent of 20Z. lately granted by Adam fiz Johan, then tenant of 
that manor, to Walter de Hungerford father of the said Thomas whose 
heir he is, and to his heirs, and whereas at the said bishop's instance the 
said Thomas has delivered to him, being then tenant of that manor, the 
writing of the said Adam made to the said Walter, and it is at present 
unknowTi where that writing ought to be found, and whereas by three 
other writings, to the said Edmund delivered by indenture by the 
said bishop, the said Thomas has quitclaimed to the said bishop, being 
then tenant as aforesaid, his heirs and assigns, all right as well in 
the said yearly rent as in the said manor of Repynghale, walling to 
give warranty thereof quit of the said rent and of any other what- 
soever, the said bishop, willing so far as in him lies to perform his 
speech aforesaid, and to make provision for saving the estate of the 
said Edmund and his heirs, in recompense for the said charge by the 
said Adam made upon the said manor of Repynghale in case that the 
manor hereafter be lawfully charged therewith contrary to the premises, 
has agreed with the said Edmund that the rent first mentioned shall be 
taken of the manor of Asshe and of the other towns aforesaid under 
the form following and not otherwise, to wit that so soon as the 



44 EDWARD III. 19a 



1370. Membrane 4d — cont. 

writing above mentioned of the said Adam shall be found and shall 
by any on behalf of the said bishop, his heirs or assigns, be delivered 
to the said Edmund or his heirs, or shall be offered and by them refused, 
the cause of so delivering the same and the things therein contained 
being first rehearsed, this grant shall be void, and as well the said bishop 
and his heirs as the said manor of Asshe and other the lands aforesaid 
shall be for ever quit and discharged of the said rent, 'the part of this 
indenture sealed with the bishop's seal and delivered to the said 
Edmund being delivered again to the bishop, his heirs or assigns of 
the said manor of Asshe ; and it is agreed that although the writing 
of the said Adam be never found, deUvered or offered to the said 
Edmund or to his heirs, nevertheless payment of the rent hereby 
granted shall be suspended and not be made until one of the heirs 
of the said Thomas shall by lawful title without fraud and collusion 
recover against the said Edmund or his heirs by due process of law and 
by judgment thereupon the rent granted to the said Walter contrary to 
the three writings of quitclaim which shall be put in plea, there being 
no other true and lawful matter to be set forth Anth them or by itself 
which might bar the plaintiff's claim, and shall by \-irtue of such 
judgment obtain execution, provided that payment shall never be 
made, nor shall it be lawful to distrain, unless some heir of the said 
Thomas shall obtain judgment and execution as aforesaid, but only 
after the rendering and execution of any such judgment shall payment 
be made so long as the heirs of the said Edmund shall be lawfully 
compelled to pay the rent so recovered against them and no longer, 
and of the arrears thereof so much shall be paid them by the tenant 
for the time being of the said manor of Asshe and of the other lands 
aforesaid as by such judgment shall be recovered against them of the 
aforesaid other rent, so that if no arrears be adjudged or paid to the 
heirs of the said Thomas none shall be paid to the said Edmund or to 
his heirs or by them demanded, and when pajinent of one rent shall 
cease payment of the other shall cease likewise ; and it is further 
agreed that after or before the rendering of such judgment as aforesaid 
whensoever the said Thomas and all other issue of the said Walter and of 
Elizabeth sometime his wife shall be dead without an heir of their 
bodies, this grant shall no more take effect, and the part of this 
indenture sealed with the bishop's seal and delivered to the said 
Edmund shall be delivered again to the bishop or to liis heirs. Dated 
Suthwerk, 6 December 44 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment by the parties, 12 December. 

Membrane M. 

Dec. 8. Edmund de Stonore, son and heir of John de Stonore knight [militis), 

Weatminster. to William de Wykeham bishop of Winchester. Recognisance for 
500/., to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
the county of Suthampton. 

Indenture between William de Wykeham bishop of Winchester and 
Edmund de Stonore, witnessing that whereas the said Edmund has 
granted the said bishop, his heirs and assigns, a j^early rent of 50Z. 
to be taken at Easter and Michaelmas by even portions of his manor 
of Dodecote co. Berks and of all his lands in Tj'cghelhurst and else- 
where in the said county, and whereas he has granted the said bishop, 
his heirs and assigns, another yearly rent of SOZ. to be Ukewise taken 



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1370. Membrane 3d — cont. 

of his manor of Stonore co. Oxford and of all other his lands in that 
county, and a third yearly rent of 20/. to be likewise taken of his 
manor of Beyreton by Aylesbury co. Bukingliam and of all other his 
lands in that county, and a fourth yearly rent of 10/. to be Ukewise 
taken of his manor of Penyton co. Suthampton and of all other his 
lands in that county, and a iifth yearly rent of 30/. to be likewise taken 
of his manor of HarnhuU co. Gloucester, his lands in Hembury in 
Saltmerssh and of all other his lands in that county, with power to 
distrain for arrears of the same, and whereas on 8 December last 
he made to the said bishop in chancery a recognisance for 500/., the 
said bishop hereby grants that payment as well of the said rents as 
of the said 500/. and liis power to distrain shall be suspended until 
some heir of the said Edmund shall by judgment recover the manor 
and advowson of Asshe co. Suthampton and the lands in Overton, 
Quydhampton, Polhampton, Oklee and Asshe which were of the 
said Edmund or any part thereof against the said bishop or his heirs 
or against any other the tenant or tenants of the same or any part 
thereof, or shall thrust them out of the premises, so that such payment 
shall never hereafter be made unless some heir of the said Edmund 
shall so do, but as soon as any such heir shall so recover the said manor 
and lands, rents, services and advowson, or any part thereof, thrusting 
out the said bishop, his heirs or any tenant, then and not before shall 
such payment be made, to wit to the said bishop, his heirs, executors 
and assigns for ever, and they shall have action whatsoever as well to 
sue for the said rent and power to distrain as for the said 500/., and 
execution thereof. Dated Suthwerk, 10 December 44 Edward III. 
Memorandum of acknowledgment by the parties, 12 December. 

Dec. 7. William Chandeler of Sydyngburn to Richard de Ravensere clerk. 

Westminster. Recognisance for 24 marks, to be levied, in default of payment, of 
liis lands and chattels in Kent. 

Memorandum that this recognisance was received by the chancellor. 

Nov. 21. Richard de Willisford of Welbourne to Robert Josep of London. 
Westminster. Recognisance for 40/., to be levied etc. in Lincolnshire. 
Memorandum {as the last). 

Nov. 23. Richard Brennehand of Knaresburgh to WiUiam Gamboun. Recog- 
Westminster. nisance for 100 marks, to be levied etc. in Yorkshire. 
Memorandum {as above). 

Dec. 12. To the mayor and bailiffs of the town of Lenne. Order, for 
Westminster, particular causes, under pain of forfeiture, to make diligent search 
in the port of that town and in singular the seaward places witliin their 
bailiwick, that no person being an alien, clerk, layman, man of rehgion 
or other of whatsoever estate or condition shall secretly or openly 
bring within the realm letters, bulls, instruments or other things to the 
prejudice of the king or his subjects or of the crown, arresting and 
keeping in safe custody until further order all whom they shaU find 
having or bringing letters etc. or aught else which may be to the 
prejudice or hurt of the king or any of his subjects or of the realm, 
taking to them all letters etc. so found, and sending the same under 
their seals before the king and council for examination, to be dealt 
with as shall to them seem good. 
[Foedera.'\ 



44 EDWARD III. 



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1370. Membrane Zd — cont. 

The like to tlic following : 

The mayor and bailiffs of Kyngeston upon Hull. 

The bailiffs of the town of St. Botolph. 

The bailiffs of Grymesby. 

The bailiffs of Great Jcrnemuth. 

The mayor and bailiffs of Quenesburgh. 

The bailiffs of Dovorre. 

The bailiffs of Hethe. 

The bailiff's of Sandwic. 

The bailiffs of Wynchelse. 

The bailiffs of la Rye. 

The bailiffs of Hastynges. 

The bailiffs of Suthampton. 

The mayor and bailiffs of the city of Chichcstre. 

The bailiff's of Dertmuth. 

The bailiffs of Plymmuth. 

The mayor and bailiffs of the city of Exeter. 

The bailiffs of Fo«y. 

The mayor and bailiffs of Bristol. 

The bailiffs of Mclcombe. 

The bailiffs of Bruggewauter. 

The mayor and sheriffs of London. 

The mayor and bailiffs of Faversham. 

The mayor and bailiffs of Newcastle upon Tyne. 

The bailiffs of Gyppewic. 

The bailiffs of Portesmuth. 

Oct. 8. To John Knyvet and his fellows justices appointed to hold pleas 

Westminster, before the king. Order, if William de Balton is put in exigents to be 
outlawed by process upon an indictment made before the king con- 
cerning certain trespasses and evildoings committed in IVIiddlesex 
and not at the suit of any other party, to command a stay of the 
publication of the exigents and of outlawry against liim until liis return 
to England, or until further order ; as the said William is retained 
to sail on the king's service to foreign parts in the company of Robert 
Knollcs, and has sailed upon that service as John de Lakynghethe 
attorney general of the said Robert has by word of mouth testified 
in chancery ; and prayer is made to the king on behalf of the said 
William to see him harmless wliilst abiding on the said service, as at 
the procurement of certain his enemies he is put in exigents in the 
said county as aforesaid, so being in foreign parts upon the king's 
service. 

Membrane 2d. 
Nov. 17. To the mayor and bailiffs of Bristol. Order at their peril, on sight 
Westminster, of these presents, to cause proclamation to be made on the king's 
behalf forbidding any man under pain of forfeiture thereof to put 
in cellars, sell or eloign any wines brought to the port of Bristol before 
they be duly gauged, as the custom is, by Alice Englissh to whom the 
king has granted the office of gauging wine there or by her deputy, 
and if after such proclamation tliey shaU find any wine unladed in the 
said toA\'n put in cellars, sold or eloigned before being so gauged, 
to cause the same to be arrested and safe kept until further order, 
certifying in chancery from time to time under their seals the wines 
so arrested and the value thereof. 



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1370. Membrane 2d — cont. 

Nov. 8. To the sheriff of York. Order to cause John Folifayt, wherever 

Weatrninster. found in that baiHwick, to be arrested and imprisoned until he shall 
find security, for uliich the sheriff will answer, to sail on the king's 
service to Ireland, there to abide according to his retainer, or at least 
until he has contented the king of the money by him received for that 
cause ; as the said John w as retained to sail thither with VViUiam 
de \Vyndesorc the king's lieutenant in Ireland, and received of the 
said William in the king's name divers sums of money for wages, but 
has taken no heed to sail thither, in contempt and deceit of the king 
remaining continually in Yorkshire upon his own business, as is 
witnessed by Edmund Laurence attorney of the said William. 

Nov. 27. To John Knyvet and Thomas Ingelby justices appointed to hold 
Westminster. j)leas before the king. Order by writ of nid prius to cause an inquisi- 
tion whereupon William Drenge of Lokyngton has put himself 
concerning divers felonies for which he is indicted before the king 
to be taken before them the said John and Thomas or before one of 
them. By K. 

The like writ addressed to the said John and Thomas for William 
son of William Drenge of Lokyngton. By K. 

Nov. 16. To the sheriff of Warrewyk. Order, for particular causes, to stay 
Westmineter. until Whitsuntide next his demand made by exchequer summons 
upOn the prior of Wolfrecheston for payment of certain moneys to 
the king's use, releasing any distress made. 

Oct. 8. To Thomas Chaumbemoun escheator in Devon. Order to suffer 

Westminster. Margaret sister and one of the heirs of Hugh son and heir of Thomas 
de Courtenay knight tenant in chief to have the respite which the 
king has given her until the quinzaine of Easter next for her homage 
for the purparty falling to her of the lands of her said father which 
came to the king's hands by his death and by reason of the nonage of 
the said Hugh, who died within age in the king's wardship, releasing 
any distress made for that cause. 

The like to William Cheyne escheator in Somerset. 

Nov. 12. To the sheriff of Kent. Order, under pain of forfeiture, on sight 
Westminster, of these presents forthwith to cease every excuse and cause proclama- 
tion to be made on the king's behalf in singular the fairs, markets, 
hundreds, boroughs, market towTis and places of his bailiwick within 
liberties and without, that all and singular of whatsoever estate or 
condition having lands in that county and not dwelling within the same, 
if they be not continually abiding upon their own lands in any the 
counties of Suthampton, Sussex, Dorset, Somerset, Devon or Corn- 
wall for defence of the sea coast, shall under pain of forfeiture of their 
lands, goods and chattels etc. with all speed draw towards their lands 
in Kent, cause their men and tenants there to be arrayed every one 
according to his estate and means, and with them and all their house- 
hold continually abide in array in such pow-er as they best may, com- 
pelling them so to do by distraint of their goods and chattels, and if 
they have none by taking their lands into the king's hand and by what 
other means he may, so that they be there before the octaves of the 
Purification next at latest with their households there to abide for 
defence of the sea coast agamst attacks of the king's enemies, and in 



44 EDWARD III. 



203 



1370. 



1371. 
Jan. 16. 

Westminster. 



1370. 

June 11. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 2d — cont. 

the mean time to make inquisition concerning the names of all and 
singular who having lands in Kent have not there been dwelling, 
certifying in chancery before the octaves aforesaid their names, and 
the quantity and value of their lands ; as the king has particular 
information by certain his friends that his enemies of France and 
other their adherents have assembled a great host of ships with men 
at arms and armed men, purposing as speedily as they may therewith 
to land within the realm of England and to wipe away the king and 
his realm and all the English tongue, if their mahce be not resisted 
with a strong hand ; and it is his will to provide against the hurt 
and peril which by their attack may hapjien to him, his realm and 
subjects. 
[Foedera.] 

To the sheriff of Suthampton. Like order in regard to those having 
lands in the county of Suthampton and not dwelling within the same, 
if they be not continually abiding upon their own lands in any the 
counties of Kent, Sussex, Dorset, Somerset, Devon or Cornwall. 

The like to the sheriffs of Sussex, Dorset, Somerset, Devon and 
Cornwall respectively. 

To the sheriff of Wiltesir. Like order to make proclamation in 
regard to those having lands in the county of Suthampton, if they 
be not continually abiding upon their lands in Kent, Sussex, Dorset, 
Somerset, Devon or Cornwall, that under pain of forfeiture they shall 
draw to their said lands etc. (as above), ready to march on the king's 
service towards the sea coast in that county to resist the king's enemies 
if any shall invade those parts. 

The like to the sheriff of Berkshire. 

The Uke, mutatis mutandis, to the sheriff of Surrey in regard to 
those having lands in Sussex. 

To the abbot of Muchelney. Request that he will grant Thomas 
de Maddynglee the king's clerk such a pension of his abbey as shall 
befit the givers and should bind the receiver to them, making the 
said Thomas letters patent under the chapter seal with mention of 
"what he shall so take, and vsTiting again by the bearer what he wiU 
do at this request ; as the abbot is by reason of his new creation bound 
in a j'early pension to one of the king's clerks at the king's nomination 
until provision be by the abbot made him of an ecclesiastical benefice, 
and the king has nominated the said Thomas. By p.s. [28610.] 

The like to WiUiam bishop of Cicestre by reason of liis new creation, 
in favour of Thomas de Swaby clerk. By p.s. 



1371. Membrane Id. 

Jan. 8. To W. archbishop of Cantcrbu^^^ Summons to a parliament to 

Westminster, be holden at Westminster on Monday in the first week in Lent, 
namely the feast of St. Matthias next, warning the prior and 
chapter of Christ Church Canterbury, the archdeacons and clergy 
of his diocese to attend, the said prior and archdeacons in person, 
the chapter by one proctor and the clergy by two, and to be there 
on Saturday the feast of St. Peter's Chains. By K. 

[Rep. on Dignity of a Peer, iv. p. 646.] 



204 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1871, Membrane \d — cont. 

The like to J. archbishop of York, Th. bishop of Durham and 17 
other bishops, of whom tlie bishop of St. Asaph is not named, and to 
the guardian of the spiritualities of the bishopric of Bangor. 

[Ibid. p. 647.] 

To the abbot of Glastonbury. Summons to the said parhament. 

The like to the abbot of St. Augustine's Canterbury and 22 other 
abbots, the prior of St. John of Jerusalem in England and the prior 
of Co ventre. 

[Ibid.] 

To Edward prince of Aquitaine and Wales. Summons to the said 
parliament. 

The like to Richard earl of Arundell and ten other earls,* Henry 
de Percy and fifty others, including Roger le Strange of Blakemere. 

[Ibid. p. 648.] 

Jan. 8. To the sheriff of Kent. Order to cause two knights of the shire 

Westminster, girt with the sword and proved in arms and deeds of arms, two citizens 
of every city and two burgesses of every borough therein to be elected 
and come to Westminster on the Saturday aforesaid. 
The like to singular the sheriffs throughout England. 
[Ibid.] 

To Richard de Pembrugge constable of Dovorre castle and warden 
of the Cinque Ports, or to his lieutenant. Order to cause two barons 
of every of the said ports to be elected and come as aforesaid. 

[Ibid. p. 649.] 

To John Knyvet. Summons to the said parliament. 
The like to Robert de Thorp and seven others. 
[Ibid.] 

Membrane Id. {bis).t 

Assignment of dower of Maud who was wife of John Miryot knight of 
the manor of Castel Carleton, there made on Tuesday after the Epiphany 
44 Edward III by Walter de Kelby escheator in Lincolnshire. In the 
capital messuage a high chamber opposite [extransverso) the hall on 
the east side, and thence from the south corner thereof tow^ards the 
hall to the Little stable, with that stable and a third part of 
the said messuage towards the east, with all houses situated in that 
portion, a part of the grange towards the east and of the court 
thereof up to the mete there set by common consent, with all the water 
and the ditch and all manner of profits thereof from a postern on the 
east side of the said chamber between the chamber and the kitchen 
as far as the draw bridge of the manor, and a moat which is within 
the said water on the east side, with free ingress and egress at all 
times for all her needful purposes through the midst of the gate and over 
the draAvbridge at her will and the will of all her people and of others 
coming over to her, as the third part of the said capital messuage ; 
two small fishponds, one lying by the ' Crewker ' on the south side, 

* One line is erased in the record between the names of the Earl of Warrewyk 
and the Earl of Stafford. 

t This membrane which has writing only on the back, has been transferred 
from the roll of the ■I'Znd year. 



44 EDWARD III. 206 



1371. Membrane Id {bis) — cont. 

the other on the east side of the first, with free ingress and egress to 
tlie same, as the third part of a great fishpond ; one half acre and the 
third part of one half acre of land and the third part of a house there- 
upon situated at tlie ' Fenhouses ' called the ' Skypengarth ' upon 
the north side, according to metes and bounds there set, as the third 
part of that messuage ; five tofts, one lying on the north side of the 
town of Castel Carleton sometime of John de Arderno, and four on the 
south side of the town, as the third part of fifteen tofts ; 6 acres of 
arable land on the south side of ' Appelgarthwonges,' 14 acres of 
arable land on the south side of a cultura lying above the ' Appegarth- 
wonges,' 20 acres of arable land on the south side of the ' Morwonges,' 
60 acres of arable land lying on the south side of the ' Wodewonges ' 
and the ' Street wonges,' 5 acres 1 rood of arable land lying on the east 
side of a cultura called the ' Wilghisliill,' 20 acres of arable land lying 
by the said ' Skypengarth ' on the west side, 10 acres of arable land 
in the said cultura on the east side of land of- the parson of Great 
Carleton, 10 acres of land lying on the west side of a cultura called the 
' Southwonges ' according to metes and bounds there set, as the third 
part of 435i acres 1 rood of arable land ; one piece of meadow called 
the ' Fenforth . . . ' containing 54 acres, 95 acres of meadow in the 
' Outfen ' Ijang on the south side of the ' Northdyke,' 19 acres 1| rood 
of meadow lying on the east side of the ' Thakgayre,' 8-J- acres of 
meadow lying on the west side of the ' Westfen ' according to metes 
and bounds therein set, as the third part of 529^ acres 1^ rood of 
meadow ; one piece of several pasture called ' Muryetcroft ' with 
the dikes enclosing the same containing 10 acres, one piece of 
several pasture called ' Bariecroft ' containing 16 acres with the dike, 
7 acres of several pasture on the east side of a pasture called the 
' Crewker,' and one piece of pasture called ' Haygarth ' containing 
1 acre, as the third part of 102 acres of several pasture ; a third part 
of a windmill and of the profits thereof arising ; a third part of the 
fair held in Castel Carleton on the feast of the Exaltation of Holy Cross, 
and of the profits thereof arising ; a third part of the perquisites of 
court and of all manner of profits thereto belonging ; 40| acres of wood, 
whereof 31 J acres lie on the east side of a piece of wood called the 
' Estwode,' and 9 acres in the south corner of the ' Westwode,' with the 
dikes enclosing those 9 acres, and a piece of ground called the ' Appelgarth' 
with a kiln house (ioralc) thereupon built included in the measure of the 
said 9 acres, as the third part of 121 1 acres of wood to the said manor 
pertaining ; 4d. of the chevage of grooms, to be taken of Robert 
Pertout, Richard Pcrtout, Erneys Douce and Joan daughter {Johanne 
filie) of William Ernys at Michaelmas, as the third part of l'2d. of 
chevage ; 30s. 9^d. and lib. of pepper of the rent of free tenants to be 
taken at Martinmas, Christmas, Easter, St. Botolph and Michaelmas, 
namely of Robert de Val 7s. O^d., of Robert Douce 12s., of William Fish 
2s. 6c?., of Lucy Crecy 2s. Qd., of Philip son of Robert Pormort 2s. 6c?., 
of Gilbert the carpenter 1/6. of pepper or 12f/., of William atte Fen 18d., 
of Richard Walssh 2s. 6c?., of John Chapman 9(Z., as the third part of 
4?. 14s. Uc?. 1 lb. of pepper price 12c?. and 2lb. of cumin price 3c/. ; 
one toft called ' Doggetoft ' in allowance for the third part of the 
profit of free bull and free boar, of one sparrowhawk and one pair of 
gilt spurs ; 10c?. of rent to be taken at Christmas, Easter, St. Botolph 
and Rlichaelmas of William son of Thomas atte Mergate as the third 
part of 2s. 6c?. wliich he renders for one toft which he holds in bondage ; 



206 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1371. Membrane Id (bis) — cont. 

a third part of the profit of tlie agistment of sheep upon the common 
pasture there, which agistment is called ' faldesokene,' taking what 
shall come in future years since it may not be extended at a set price ; 
61. \3s. 5d. of the rent of neifs' lands to be taken at Martinmas, Christ- 
mas, St. Botolph and Michaelmas, namely of John Hede 55. 5d., of 
William Shirwode \(),s., of John de Clygby 326-., of Herbert de Clygby 
32s., of William Gray herd 16s., and of Walter Oustyn 32*., as the 
third part of 20/. 3(/., four hens as the third part of 11 1 hens, and 
25 eggs as the third part of 75 eggs ; 3^ (sic) works of harrowing at 
winter seed time as the third part of 11 works, 3^ works as the third 
part of 11 works at Lent seed time, 17^ works of hoeing as the third 
part of 52| works, 63 autumn works in reaping com as the third part 
of nine score and nine works, towards the lady's food towards one 
repast or whatsoever she shall have Id., and 27J works of carting 
com in autumn as the third part of fourscore and two works. 



I 



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1371, 



Membrane 41, 



Jan. 31. To the customers in the port of London for the time being. Order 

Westminster and charge to suffer Richard earl of Arondell and Surreye and his 

Palace. deputies to levy by indenture and have of every sack of wool laded 

in the said port 2i marks until he shall be contented of 5,000 marks 

and of so much as remains to be paid of other great sums to him due 

from the king ; and it is the king's will and pleasure that as greater 

security for payment thereof one part of the cocket seal shall remain 

with the said earl or his deputies as now it is, and the king expressly 

forbids any wool [sealed] with the other part remaining with the 

customers and not with that part also to be laded in the said port 

or to pass out of the same until the said earl be fully contented ; as 

the king is bound to the said earl in 5,000 marks received as a prest 

and payable of the subsidies and customs upon wool laded in the 

said port. French. 

Et erat patens. 

Feb. 2. To the prioress of Foss by Torkeseye for the time being. Writ 

Westminster, de intendendo in favour of John de Salesbury and his heirs, directing 
her to pay to the said John every year 465. at Easter and Michaelmas 
by even portions according to the king's letters patent of 1 December 
last, of his favour granting to the said John and his heirs, for his 
good service, that yearly sum which the said prioress and the convent 
are bound to render for the site of the priory and for seven tofts, 
120 acres of land and meadow in the town of Torkeseye to them 
formerly granted by the king's forefathers. By p.s. 

Feb. 2. To the prior of Torkeseye for the time being. Like wTit, directing 

Westminster, him to pay to John de Salesbury and his heirs every year \0l. at Easter 
and Michaelmas by even portions, according to the king's letters 
patent of 1 December last, of his favour granting to the said John 
and his heirs that yearly sum which the said prior and the convent 
are bound to render for the site of the priory and for fifty tofts, 498 
acres of land and meadow in Torkeseye to them formerly granted by 
the king's forefathers. By p.s. 

Feb. 6. To the treasurer and the chamberlains of the exchequer for the 

Westminster, time being. Order to allow the sheriff of Salop in his account at the 
exchequer so much as they may be assured that he has by virtue of 
the king's command paid to John de Beauchamp the king's esquire ; 
as on 15 January in the 43rd year of his reign the king by letters 
patent granted to the said John the ward of his castle of Bruggenorth 
for Ufe, taking of the issues of the said county Qd. a day for liis wages 
by the hands of the sheriff for the time being as Leo de Perton used 
to do, and commanded the sheriff to pay the same, taking the said 
John's acquittance for every payment. 

Feb. 10. To Richard de Wydeville late escheator in Norhamptonshire. 

Westminster. Order, if one carucate of land in Blacolnesle is in the king's hand 

for the cause hereinafter mentioned and for none other, to remove 

the king's hand and not to meddle further therewith ; as lately the 

king ordered the said escheator to certify in chancery the cause 



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1371. Membrane 41 — cont. 

wherefore a carucatc of land there of Richard de Piriton clerk, Robert 
de Hyworth parson of Eydon and William Barfot vicar of Assheby 
in the Wodende was by him taken into the king'.s hand, and he signified 
that he so took one carucate of land in the Wodende in the parish of 
Blacolnesle for that it was before him found, by inquisition taken of 
his office, that William Mayheu two years ago without the king's 
licence thereof enfeoffed the said Richard, Robert and William Barfot 
to the use of the prior and convent of Assheby ; and the king reckons 
that cause insufficient. 

Feb. 10. To William Banastre escheator in Salop. Order to take the fealty 
Westminster, of Richard Harnage according to the form of a schedule enclosed, 
and to cause the said Richard and Katherine his wife to have seisin 
of the purparty falling to her of the manor of Sheynton, saving to the 
king her marriage or the forfeiture thereof if the same ought to pertain 
to him ; as on 28 October in the 41st year of his reign on the finding 
of an inquisition, taken by Philip de Lutteleye late escheator, that 
William de Sheynton clerk at his death held no lands in that county 
in chief in his demesne as of fee, but held the said manor of the heir 
of Roger de Mortuo Mari earl of March tenant in chief, a minor in 
the king's wardship, by homage and fealty and by the service of one 
knight's fee, and that Hawise sister of the said William, Alan son of 
Joan who was wife of Thomas le Botiller the second sister, and 
Katherine daughter of Hugh le Child son of Margaret the third sister 
are his next heirs, the said Hawise being of full age and the said Alan 
and Katherine within age, the king ordered the late escheator to take 
the fealty of the said William (sic), to take of the said Hawise security 
for payment of her relief at the exchequer, in presence of the heirs 
and parceners, if being warned they would attend, to make a partition 
of the said manor into three parts, and to cause the said Hawise to have 
seisin of her purparty, keeping in the king's hand until further order 
the purparties of the said Alan and Katherine ; and the said Katherine, 
whom the said Richard has taken to wife, has now proved her age 
before the escheator. 

Feb 14. To the sheriff of York. Order, for particular causes, on sight of 

Westminster, these presents forthwith of the issues of his bailiwick to cause 1,000 
sheaves of arrows, over and above those which the king lately 
commanded him to purvey to his use, to be made and purveyed in his 
bailiwick, within liberties, and without, of good and seasoned wood 
and not of green wood as he will answer it before the king himself, 
and to cause those so to be newly made as those formerly commanded 
which are in arrear to be made ready with steel heads and come to 
the Tower of London before the quinzaine of Trinity next, there to 
be delivered by indenture to John de Sleford the king's clerk, keeper 
of his wardrobe in the Tower, any assignments of payments whatsoever 
to be made given by letters patent, writs of the great or privy seal, 
tallies, letters of the treasurer or otherwise notwithstanding, knowing 
assuredly that if all those arrows be not made of seasoned wood and 
be not brought to the Tower by the date assigned, the king will cause 
the sheriff's lands, goods and chattels to be seized into his hand, and 
the arrows to be bought and purveyed of the issues thereof, and will 
further cause him so to be punished that his punishment shall be a 
terror to others negh gently executing the king's commands. By K. 
[Feed era.] 



45 EDWARD III. 



209 



1371. 



Membrane 41 — cont. 



The like to the following : 

The sheriff of Kent, for GOO sheaves. 

The sheriff of Surrey and Sussex for 1,000. 

The sheriff of Lincoln for 1,000. 

The sheriff of Notingham and Derby for 1,000. 

The sheriff of Northampton for 600. 

The sheriff of Suthampton for 600. 

The sheriff of Stafford for 600. 

The sheriff of Hereford for 1,000. 

The sheriff of Essex for 600. 

The sheriff of Salop for 600. 

The sheriff of Worcester for 600. 

The sheriff of Gloucester for 600. 

The sheriff of Somerset and Dorset for 1,000. 

The sheriff of Warrewyk for 600. 

The sheriffs of London for 2,000. 

The sheriff of Norffolk and Suffolk for 1,000. 

The sheriff of Oxford for 600. 

The sheriff of Wiltesir for 600. 

The sheriff of Bedford and Bukingham for 1,000. 

The sheriff of Cantebrigge for 400. 
[Ibid.] 

Feb. 16. To William Martlesham seaman. Order to cause one of the two 
Westminster, cocche or tarits {cochas sive taritas) of Genoa (Janua) wliich were last 
summer taken at sea and are in the port and river Thames, whereof 
Albert Squarzaficus is owner (patronus), to be safely brought and piloted 
out to sea from the said port and river beyond the district and danger 
{dangerium) of the river mouth, whence it may sail whither it will, 
with the persons, merchandise, goods and property therein, provided 
that the said William shall forthwith return to the city of London ; 
as of his royal bounty the king with the assent of the council has 
caused the said cocche or tarits to be given up to the Genoese from 
whom they were taken. 

Membrane 40. 

Feb. 14. To the sheriff of York. Order to cause Thomas de Roos of Hamelak 
Westminster, to have seisin of two messuages and one bovate of land in Oswaldkirk 
held by Robert Merl^Tig hanged for felony it is said ; as the king has 
learned by inquisition, taken by the sheriff, that the premises have 
been in his hand a year and a day and more, that the said Robert 
held them of the said Thomas, and that William Petyt had the year 
and a day and the waste thereof, and ought to answer to the king 
for the same. 



Feb. 12. To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Order, upon 
Westminster, the petition of Master John de Bolton chamberlain of Berewic upon 
Twede, to cause inquisition to be made by true men of the town of 
Berewyc and the parts adjacent what burgages and pieces of ground 
in the said town and the bailiwick of the chamberlainship were void, cast 
dowTi, abandoned and occupied by the Scots since the said John has been 
chamberlain, whereof he might not levy farms or any issues, and to 
discharge him in his account at the exchequer of all issues and farms 
of him demanded which for the cause aforesaid he might not and 

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may not levy ; as the said Jolin has shewn the king that he is ready 
to account and to answer to the king for all such issues and farms 
which he might levy, that there are great number of biirgages, houses 
and pieces of land in the said town and bailiwick all the time he has 
been chamberlain, some void and abandoned for lack of tenants, 
some destroyed by the Scots the king's enemies, and some occupied 
by them, wherefore he might make no levy of the issues or farms thereof, 
and that the treasurer and the barons without regard to the premises 
are purposing unlawfully to compel him to answer for the issues and 
farms thereof, wherefore he has prayed for remedy. 

Feb. 12. To John de Bisshopeston escheator in Kent. Order to remove the 
Westminster, king's hand, and not to meddle further with 60 acres of land, 22 acres 
of wood, 12^. of rent and a rent of 12 hens and 120 eggs in Mapeles- 
combe and the advowson of the church, saving to the king the issues 
thereof taken since the death of John de Mereworth knight tenant 
in chief ; as lately the king ordered John de Tye late escheator to 
certify in chancery the cause wherefore the lands of the said deceased 
in Mapelescombe and the said advowson were by him taken into the 
king's hand, and he returned that he so took the premises for that 
he found by inquisition, before him taken at the king's command, 
that at his death the said deceased held the same in chief in his demesne 
as of fee ; and after at the suit of Henry son of John Malemayns, 
cousin and heir of the deceased, averring that the premises are held 
of the heirs of Robert de Northwode knight by the service of the fourth 
part of one knight's fee, and the service of paying to the said heirs 
25. 2d. every 24th week to the ward of Dovorre castle, and not of the 
king, and offering to prove that this is so, the king sent the whole 
business to be before him debated ; and it is found by inquisition 
between the king and the said Henry, taken before the king, that the 
premises are held of WiUiam Beaufey and Agnes his wife, John Lenedale 
and Joan his wife in right of the said Agnes and Joan daughters and 
heirs of Robert de Northwode as of their manor of Northcreye, and 
not of the king as was by the certificate supposed, and that the said 
Henry is cousin and heir of the said deceased, namely son of John 
son of Eleanor his sister. 

Feb. 1. To the collectors of the custom and subsidy upon wool, hides and 

Westminster, woolfells in the port of the city of London, and to the controller in the 
said port. Order to deliver to John Bernes mayor of the said city, 
Adam Fraunceys, William Walworth, John Piel aldermen, John de 
Cantebrigge chamberlain, Hugh Holbech, John Philippot and John 
Fyfhide citizens, or to their deputies, one foil of the cocket, and to 
suffer them during the term hereinafter mentioned to take and have 
of the said customs and subsidies the sum of 4,Q0ll. 13s. Ad., taking 
their acquittance ; as by letters patent the king has granted to the 
said mayor and others above named and to other the citizens that 
they shall by themselves or their deputies without gainsaying take 
of the customs and subsidies due to the king upon wool, hides and 
woolfells in that port taken over seas, of every sack of wool 165. Sof. 
of natives and 20s. of aliens, of every last of hides 335. 4td. of natives 
and 405. of aliens, of every 240 w^oolfells I65. 9>d. of natives and 205. of 
aliens by indenture to be made between the said collectors and con- 
troller and them from time to time witnessing the sums so received, until 
4,601Z. 135. 4(Z. by them advanced to the king for furtherance of the 



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war and for other particular causes shall be fully levied ; and for 
greater security the king has willed that the said mayor and the others 
named or their deputies shall have in their hands the foil aforesaid 
closed up under the seals of the said collectors and controller, and that 
during the said term no wool, hides or woolfells shall pass from the 
said port without being sealed with botii foils of the said cocket, 
provided always that as soon as the said sum shall so be levied, the 
said foil in their custody shall be delivered to the treasurer and the 
chamberlains, and the said letters patent shall be given up to them 
to be cancelled, 

Feb. 16. To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Order to account 

Westminster, with John de Bolton the king's clerk, chamberlain of Berewic upon 
Twede, concerning all costs and expenses by him laid out all the time 
he has been chamberlain upon the repair as well of the king's tenements 
in that town as of the walls, brattices, gates and bridges thereof, 
allowing him in his account at the exchequer so much as by his oath 
they may be assured that he has so laid out. 

Feb. 20. To the farmer or keeper or the bailiff of the king's manor of Odyham 
Westminster, for the time being. Order of the issues of the said manor henceforth 
to pay to William Prest 2d. a day for keeping the park and Id. a 
day for keeping tlie warren of Odyham, taking his acquittance ; as 
for his long and praiseworthy service to her Queen Philippa granted to 
the said William for life the keeping of the said park and warren 
taking the said sums for his wages by the hands of the farmers, bailiffs 
or approwers of her manor there, or of other her ministers for the 
time being ; and on 26 February in the 44th year of his reign the king 
by letters patent confirmed her grant to the said William for his life, 
further granting that he should have his wages as aforesaid howsoever 
the said manor, park and warren are come to the king's hands by her 
death. 

Et erat patens. 

Feb. 14. To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Order, upon the 

Westminster, petition of William de la Vale late chamberlain of Berewic upon 
Twede, to cause inquisition to be made what burgages, houses and 
pieces of land in that town and in the bailiwick of the chamberlainship 
were void, cast down, abandoned and occupied by the Scots 
while he was chamberlain, discharging him at the exchequer of all 
issues and farms which he might not levy for that cause etc. 
{as above, p. 209). 

Membrane 39. 

Feb. 21. To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer and to the 
Westminster, chamberlains. Order to account with Master John de Bolton the 
king's clerk, chamberlain of Berewic upon Twede, concerning all 
costs and expenses by him incurred in regard to the reception and 
conveyance from that town to the city of London of 4,000 marks of 
the ransom of David de Bruys of Scotland paid in the 43rd year of the 
reign, and of 1,000 marks of the said ransom paid in the 44th year, 
also in regard to the chamberlainship of the said town at divers times 
in the 42nd, 43rd and 44th years, the march days of the march of 
Scotland, and divers other charges in respect of his said oflfice, causing 



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him to have payment of the treasury or an assignment of the issues 
of his said office for so much as by his oath they may be assured that 
he has laid out as aforesaid. 

Feb. 24. To John Waleys, William Neudegate sheriff of Sussex, Roger 

Westminster. Dalynrugge, John Leg, John de Clyfton and Thomas de Grymesby, 
appointed by the king to buy and purvey com for furnishing the town 
of Calais, and to every of them. Order not to meddle by virtue of 
the king's said commission in taking, buying or purveying to the 
king's use any corn in the fee of the church of the prior and convent 
of Merton or of any other ecclesiastical persons ; as lately the king 
by letters patent appointed them jointly and severally to purvey 
to his use 500 quarters of wheat in Sussex within liberties and without 
for prompt payment of his money, to hire threshers and winnowers 
of corn to thresh and wirmow the same, and to carry the same to 
the nearest place on the coast where it should be purveyed, taking 
carriage for the same thither by land and water without the fee of the 
church, and to fulfil other matters in their commission contained ; but 
it is not his will, nor was it his intent that by colour thereof they 
or any of them or any their deputy shall take aught in the fee of the 
church. 

Feb. 26. To the keeper of the king's chace of Kyngeswode for the time 
Westminster! being, or to his representative there. Order to cease from hindering 
Edmund son of Hugh Blount, cousin and heir of Edmund Blount 
lord of a moiety of the manor of Button within the said chace, from 
having the profit of his woods, gorse and sea coals upon his own soil within 
his said lordship, suffering him freely to have such profit without 
demand for chiminage or other let whatsoever as he ought to do, 
and as he and his ancestors lords of that moiety were wont to do here- 
tofore ; as on behalf of the said Edmund son of Hugh it is shewn the 
king that, though he and all his ancestors aforesaid time out of mind, 
as well while the said chace was in the hand of Queen PhiHppa as of 
other lords, used to have, sell and carry away at will their woods, 
gorse and sea coals upon their own soil, making their profit thereof 
without payment or performance of chiminage or other custom 
w^hatsoever, the said keeper is newly purposing to hinder him from 
so doing unless he shall pay chiminage upon the same, wherefore he 
has prayed for remedy ; and by certificate of the auditors of the said 
queen's accounts, sent into chancery at the king's command in the 
42nd year of his reign, it is found that search being made of the rolls 
of accounts of her ministers in her lordship of Bristol and in the said 
chace it is not found that answ^er was made to her for any profit of 
chiminage therein by the keepers or other ministers of the chace. 
Et erat patens. 

Feb. 26. To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Order to stay 
Westminster, their demand made by exchequer summons upon the bailiffs and 
burgesses of Portesmuth to answer to the king for the farm of that 
towTi which they are bound to render at the exchequer for the last 
two years, discharging them thereof ; as the king has pardoned them 
that farm in consideration of the hurt, destruction and loss they have 
heretofore suffered by attacks of his enemies and by burnings of the 
town. 



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March 2. To the collectors of customs in the port of Sutharapton. Order, 
Weatininstor. upon the petition of Nicholas de la More, William Scallir and John 
. Broun, to view divers letters of cocket in their hands, and if assured 
that certain hides of theirs were counted and cocketed in Ireland, 
and that the customs thereupon due were paid to the collectors there, 
to suffer them by themselves or their servants without let again to 
lade the same in ships in the said port, and without a second payment 
of custom or subsidy to take the same to Calais ; as their petition shews 
that the said Nicholas bought in Ireland four lasts six dakers and 
two hides as well of hide as of ' kyppys ' of salted hides, and nine dakers 
and four hides securely placed in five tuns and two pipes, the said 
William one last six dakers of salted hides as well of hides as of 
' kyppys,' and eight hides securely placed in one pipe, and the said 
John three lasts nine dakers and six hides, and there put them in 
certain ships to be taken to Calais to make their advantage thereof, 
and that though the same were numbered and cocketed in the port 
of Cork in Ireland, and the custom thereupon due was truly paid 
to the collectors there, as by the said letters of cocket [appears], the 
collectors at Suthampton are hindering the said Nicholas, William 
and John from taking the same to Calais without paying anew the 
custom and subsidy thereupon, as though they were not already 
cocketed and customed, for that the said ships were in that port 
arrested for the king's service and the said hides were there put ashore, 
wherefore they have prayed for remedy. Proviso that no hides of 
the growth of England shall by colour of tliis command be exported 
with those liides. 

Feb. 20. To the sheriff of Dorset. Order to cause Edmund de Mortuo Mari 
Westminster, earl of March and Philippa his wife to have seisin of a messuage and 
appurtenances in Warham held by Robert Fergaunt hanged for 
felony it is said ; as the king has learned by inquisition, taken by the 
sheriff, that the premises have been in the king's hand a year and a 
day and are yet in his hand, that the said Robert held them of the 
said earl and Philippa in right of Philippa, and that John atte Hale 
late sheriff had the year and a day and the waste thereof, and ought to 
answer to the king for the same. 

March 4. To the collectors of the petty custom in the port of London and the 
Westminster, controller thereof in that port. Order, if 20 cloths of John de Pountpere 
merchant of Valence are of the cloths taken in two cocche or tarits {cochis 
sive taritis) of Genoa [Janua), and if they are arrested in the said port for 
payment of custom and for no other cause, to dearrest the same with- 
out delay, suffering the said John to lade them in ships and without 
payment of custom to take them whither he will ; as lately of his favour, 
by counsel of the prelates, princes, lords and wise men of his council, 
the king took order that a ship called ' la Beyard ' otherwise ' Seinte 
Marie Magdalene ' and the said two cocche or tarits, lately taken at 
sea and brought within the king's realm and power, and the goods 
and merchandise therein at the time of their capture, should be given 
up to Pascalotus Usus Maris citizen of Genoa as proctor and syndic 
of the doge and of the commonalty and distrettuali {districtualium) 
of Genoa specially despatched to the king's presence on behalf of the 
said doge and commonalty for the purpose ; and now the king is 
informed that the said cloths have been taken out of the said ships 
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for the custom which the collectors are demanding to the king's use ; 
and the king's will is to deal amicably with the Genoese and observe 
the said ortQnance. 

March 3. To John Froille escheator in the county of Suthampton and Wiltesir. 
Westminster. Order not to meddle further with the manors of Sharpryxsh by 
Lemyngton, of Southshorewell in the Isle of Wight and of Chuyt 
CO. Wiltesir taken into the king's hand by the death of John de Lisle 
knight, delivering to Maud late his wife any issues thereof taken ; as 
the king has learned by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that the 
said John at his death held those manors as jointly enfeoffed with the 
said Maud by reason of a gift by Walter Note clerk and Philip Upton 
made to them and the heirs of their bodies, and that the same are 
held of others than the king. 

March 3. To Simon Warde escheator in Norhamptonshire. Like order in 

Westminster, regard to the manor of Walton ; as the king has by like inquisition 

learned that the said deceased held that manor as above of a gift 

made by Walter Notte clerk and Philip de Upton clerk by fine levied 

in the king's court, and that the same is held of others than the king. 

March 4. To William Banastre escheator in Salop. Order to cause John 
Westminster. Baskerville, son and heir of Walter Baskerville and of Elizabeth late 
his \Wfe who was wife of John de Delves tenants in cliief, to have 
seisin of the lands of Ms said father and mother taken into the king's 
hand by their death ; as the said John has proved his age before the 
escheator, and the king has taken his homage and fealty. 
The like to the following, mutatis mutandis : 
Simon Warde escheator in Norhamptonshire. 
William Auncel escheator in Herefordshire. 

Membrane 38. 

March 12. To the collectors of customs in the port of Suthampton. Order, 
Westminster, upon the petition of Reynold Loue citizen and merchant of London, 
at his cost if need be, to suffer the balances and weights appointed 
for w^eighing wool in the said port to be taken to the port of Melcombe, 
which is within the limits and districts of the said collectors' bailiwick, 
to suffer 300 sacks of wool by him bought in divers parts of England 
and brought thither to be there weighed and cocketed, and the said 
Reynold by himself and his servants to lade the said wool in ships 
when so weighed and cocketed, after receiving of them the customs 
and subsidies thereupon due, and to take them to Calais to make his 
advantage thereof ; as he has prayed licence so to do. 

Feb. 10. To the sheriff of Kent. Order, if Richard de Croydon citizen of 

Westminster. London shall find so many men at arms, armed men and archers as 
for his lands in Kent it pertains to him to find for defence of the sea 
coast, to stay altogether any distress upon his lands, goods or chattels 
in Kent by the sheriff made for his said lands in order to cause him 
and his household to abide in that county, not troubling him in anywise 
for that cause, any proclamations or commands to the contrary 
notwithstanding, although lately the king ordered the sheriff to cause 
proclamation to be made that all and singular of whatsoever estate 
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if they be not continually abiding upon their own lands in the counties 
of Suthampton, Sussex, Dorset, Somerset, Devon or Cornwall upon 
the defence of the sea coast, should with all speed under pain of 
forfeiture draw towards their lands in Kent, cause their men and tenants 
there to be arrayed every man according to his estate and means, 
and with them continually abide in array with all their household 
in such power as they may, compelling them so to do by distraints 
of their goods and cliattels, and if they have none by taking their 
lands into the king's hand and otherwise as he may, so that they should 
be there before the octaves of the Purification last at latest, to abide 
continually with all their household upon the defence of the sea coast 
against attacks of the king's enemies ; as the said Richard is too sick 
and infirm to be able there to abide for the purpose. Proviso that the 
said Richard's men and tenants in Kent be arrayed according to the 
form of the order aforesaid. By C. 

Feb. 18. To the sheriff of Dorset. Like order to stay any distress made upon 
Westminster, the abbot of Teukesbury, although etc. ; as the said abbot abides 
continually in his abbey in the march of Wales Avith his household 
for maintenance of divine worship, as he is bound to do, and he, his 
tenants and household are there armed, arrayed and tried for defence 
of those parts according to the king's order, and he has found as many 
men at arms, armed men and archers for defence of the sea coast 
as it pertains to him to find by reason of his lands in Dorset. By C. 

To the same. Order, upon the petition of Agnes who was wife 
of John Mautravers, to cause her to have respite until Whitsuntide 
next of abiding in Dorset, not troubling her in aught for that cause, 
the proclamation above recited or other proclamations whatsoever 
to the contrary notwithstanding ; as on behalf of the said Agnes the 
king has learned that the sheriff is troubling her in her lands in Dorset 
so to abide with her household, though she is finding a sufficient quota 
of men for her lands in that county for defence of those parts, has 
sent certain of her household to make provision there for her and her 
household, and is hastening to make ready as speedily as she may 
with her whole household there to abide continually according to the 
proclamation, praying the respite aforesaid in consideration of her 
great age, owing to wliich she may not suddenly depart thither without 
great peril of her body. Proviso as above. 

March 10. To the same. Like order as in the first writ in regard to Sara de 

Westminster. Brewes dwelling in Buckinghamshire ; as she is so sick, aged and infirm 

that she may not abide in Dorset upon the defence of the sea coast 

by reason of her lands there, nor is able to labour to that end. By C. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer and to the chamberlains. 

Wliereas on 1 January in the 27th year of his reign the king by letters 

patent gave to the dean and canons of St. Stephen within Westminster 
palace the chamber within the gate by the queen's bridge where now is 
opened an entry into the said chapel, which chamber was sometime 
of the clerk of the kitchen, the houses within the palace formerly 
appointed for stables of the destriers and other the king's horses, 
the king's garden there as it extends in length and breadth between 
the said houses and the lodging sometime of the earl of Kent [in] the 
town of Westminster adjoining the said garden, the said lodging as 



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fully as the king had the same of the said earl's gift, and the tenements 
in the town of Westminster which were of Roger de Heyton surgeon 
Incomplete. 

Feb. 17. To the chancellor and scholars of Oxford university for the time 
Westminster, being. Order to pay to Edmund de Tettesworth the king's serjeant 
the arrears of 100s. a year from 25 November in the 42nd year of the 
reign, and henceforward to pay him that sum year by year and term 
by term during his life, taking his acquittance ; as on 1 December 
last the king of his favour granted by letters patent to the said Edmund 
for life for his good service that sum every year from the date above 
mentioned, to be taken at Easter and Michaelmas by even portions 
by the hand of the said chancellor and scholars of the breach of the 
assize of bread and ale in the town of Oxford, in the same manner 
as Richard Englissh now deceased had it by force of the king's grant. 



Membrane 37. 

March 20. To the sheriff of Oxford. Order to cause a coroner to be elected 
Westminster, instead of John Say, who is insufficiently qualified as the king has 
learned. 

March 28. To the collectors of the custom and subsidy upon wool, hides and 
Westminster, woolfells, and k) the controller thereof in the port of London. 
Order to cause restitution to be made to Bernard Antoigne, John Crede, 
Nicholas Russell, James Jacobyn, Lowis Andre, Aungel Cavakant and 
Peter Marche merchants of Florence, attorneys and proctors of the doge, 
commonalty a,nd\distrettuaU of Genoa {Januensium), of 1593 pockets of 
wool, 33 bales of woolfells, 12 bales of glasswort {soudr') and 51 pieces 
of woollen cloth by them arrested, having been found in two cocche 
or tarits of Genoa at the time of their capture, brought to the city 
of London, there taken out of the said tarits, and heretofore delivered 
by Guy de Briene and John de Neville the king's admirals to the 
said Jolin Crede and Bernard by indentures containing particularly 
the number of pockets, bales and pieces by the particular marks therein 
specified, according to the form of the agreement made between the king 
and the Genoese, suffering the said attorneys and proctors freely without 
let to lade the same in ships and without levy of custom or subsidy 
thereupon to the king's use to take them to foreign parts whither 
they w^ill ; as lately of his favour, by counsel of the prelates, princes, 
lords and wise men of his council, the king took order that the said 
tarits, being taken at sea and brought into his realm and pow er, should 
with the goods and merchandise therein at the time of the capture 
be restored to Pascalotus Usus Maris proctor and S5mdic of the doge, 
commonalty and distrettv,ali aforesaid specially despatched on their 
behalf for the purpose ; and the king would deal amicably wdth the 
Genoese, and observe the said ordinance. Proviso that no wool, 
woolfells or cloths shall be exported by colour of this command save 
those specified in the said indentures. 

The like to the collectors as well of the custom and subsidy upon 
wool, hides and woolfells as of the petty custom, and to the controller 
in the said port. 

June 26. To the collectors of the custom and subsidy etc. as above. Like order 
Westminster, to restore and deliver to James de Petro Dyne of Florence, attorney 



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and proctor of the merchants of Venice, 54 pockets of wool, five bales 
of woolfells and one cloth of Braban by them kept under arrest, which 
were found in the cocche or tarits above mentioned at the time of their 
capture, brought to the city of London, and were by John de Neville 
and Guy de Briene the king's admirals delivered to the said James, 
according to the agreement made between the king and the Genoese, 
by indentures containing the number of pockets and bales and the 
said cloth, suffering him to lade the same in ships in that port and 
without levy of custom or subsidy thereupon to the king's use freely 
to take them to foreign parts whither he will according to the said 
agreement. Proviso that no wool, woolfells or cloth be exported 
by colour of these presents besides those specified in the said indentures. 

The like to the collectors as well of the subsidy upon wool, hides 
and woolfells as of the petty custom, and to the controller in the said 
port, concerning delivery of the said five bales of woolfells and one 
cloth of Braban to the said James. 

The like to the collectors of the custom and subsidy upon wool, hides 
and woolfells and to the controller thereof in the said port, concerning 
the deUvery of nine cockets {sic) of wool to Bernard Antoigne attorney 
of the merchants of Genoa. 

June 28. To all and singular the king's admirals, their lieutenants, his 
Westminster, customers, controllers of customs, keepers of the seaports and other 
seaward places, sheriffs, bailiffs, ministers and lieges to whom etc. 
Order to suffer James de Petro Dyne of Florence attorney and 
proctor t of Genoa [Janua] of Venice f and Bernard Antoigne attorney 
of the merchants of Genoa freely without let to bring and carry 53 
(■sic) pockets of wool, five bales of woolfells and one cloth of Braban 
through the ports and places within the districts of the said admirals 
etc. to what parts they will without payment of custom or subsidy to 
the king's use or laying other arrest upon them, provided that no 
wool, woolfells or cloths be exported by colour of this command 
save those specified in the indentures ; as by divers writs the king 
has commanded the collectors as well of the custom and subsidy 
upon wool, hides and woolfells as the controller in the port of London 
to restore and deliver to the said James 54 pockets of wool and five bales 
of woolfells and the said cloth, and to the said Bernard nine pockets 
of wool by them arrested, all wliich were lately taken at sea in certain 
cocche or tarits of Genoa at the time of their capture, brought to the 
city of London, and according to the form of tlie agreement between 
the king and the doge, commonalty and distreltuali of Genoa delivered 
by Jolin de Neville and Guy de Briene the king's admirals to the 
said James [and Bernard] by indentures containing the number of 
the said pockets and bales and the said cloth, and to suffer the said 
James and Anthony {sic) to lade the same in ships in the said port, 
and wdthout levy of custom or subsidy to the king's use to take them 
to whatever parts they would. 



Membrane 36. 

March 4. To the sheriff of Somerset. Order to deliver to WiUiam de Adewell 

Westminster, all the lands, rents and services of Stephen Wynslade in that bailiwick 

taken by the sheriff into the king's hand, if he \v]W. take them by extent, 

to hold to the said William and Ms assigns as their freehold until 

contented of a debt of 80/. to him due from the said Stephen and 



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Edward de Coumbe and of his damages and costs, and nevertheless 
to take and imprison the bodies of the said Stephen and Edward 
if laymen, until the said William be contented of the said debt, 
certifying in chancery in the quinzaine of Easter next by letters under 
his seal how he has executed this command, and bringing this writ ; 
as lately on finding by certificate sent into chancery by William de 
Walworth mayor of the staple of Westminster, being deputed to 
receive recognisances of debts in the said staple, that on 4 July in 
the 43rd year of the reign before Fulk de Horwode late mayor of the 
said staple, then deputed as aforesaid, the said Stephen and Edward 
jointly and severally acknowledged their said debt to the said William 
de Adewell which they ought to have paid at All Saints then next 
to come, and that they paid it not, the king ordered the sheriff to 
take and imprison the bodies of the said Stephen and Edward, if 
laymen, until they should content him thereof, causing all their lands 
and chattels in that bailiwick to be extended and appraised and to 
be seized into the king's hand in order to be delivered to William de 
Adewell according to the ordinance, and certifying in chancery in the 
quinzaine of Hilary last what he had done ; and the sheriff returned 
that Edmund Cheyne late sheriff his predecessor by virtue of another 
writ to him addressed delivered to Adam Stable and Robert Haryngeay 
citizens and mercers of London all the lands, rents and services which 
were of the said Stephen in his bailiwick, extended at 56/. 4.s. Id. 
a year, to hold to them and their assigns as their freehold until 
contented of 200/. with their damages and costs, and that nevertheless 
he caused the same to be seized into the king's hand until the king 
should take order to which of the said creditors they ought to be 
delivered, returning that the said Edward has no lands, goods or 
chattels in that bailiwick which may be extended, appraised and seized 
as aforesaid ; and after at the suit of William de Adewell, averring 
that the said Stephen and Edward were in the said staple bound to 
him in 80/. long before the said Stephen was bound to the said Adam 
and Robert in 200/., and praying livery to him of the said lands etc. to 
hold as aforesaid according to the ordinance lately made concerning 
such recognisances, the king by writ ordered the sheriff to give notice 
to the said Adam and Robert to be before the king on the morrow 
of St. Matthias last to shew cause wherefore the premises being so 
seized into the king's hand ought not to be delivered to WilUam de 
Adewell, and further to do and receive what the court should 
determine in that behalf, and the sheriff returned that he gave them 
notice accordingly by William Poleyn and William Jurdan ; and they 
being so warned came not in chancery at the aforesaid day, 

March 5. To the sheriff of Wiltesir. Order of the issues of his bailiwick 

Westminster, up to the sum of 40/. to cause the defects of Old Sarum castle, as in 

houses, walls, turrets and other buildings where need be, to be 

repaired by oversight of William de Okebourne and Thomas Erlestoke 

clerk. By C. 

Feb. 20. To Master John de Bolton the king's clerk, chancellor of Berewic 

Westminster, upon Twede. Order by wTits under the seal used in that behalf, 
which is in his keeping, to give special command when need be to 
the king's ministers or others whom it concerns to make inquisition 
concerning the lands and chattels which were of John Dunkanson 
of Berewic on the day he committed the felony for which he waa 



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outlawed and after and the extent of sucli lands, to cause the same 
to bo seized into the king's hand in whose hands [soeverj they 
shall be and answer to be made to the king concerning them, and 
further to do what he shall see fit for the speedy execution of the 
business, certifying in chancery under his seal when he shall have 
executed this command ; as the said John was outlawed in Northum- 
berland for the death of Richard Benerigge by ai^ appeal before the 
king made by Margaret who was wife of the said Richard and by 
process thereupon, as appears by the tenor of the record and process 
of his outlawry sent into chancery at the king's command ; and the 
king is informed that, though the lands and chattels which were his 
on the day that felony was committed and after are by reason of 
his outlawry confiscated to the king, he is yet keeping the same to 
him and converting them to his own use in contempt of the king ; 
and it is the king's will that answer be made to him concerning 
the issues thereof. 

March 21. To Simon Warde escheator in Norhamptonshire and Roteland. 

Westminster. Order not to meddle further with the priory of Chaucombe now void 
by the death of Henry de Keg worth the last prior, or \vith the 
temporalities or goods thereto belonging, which were taken into the 
king's hand by reason of the vacancy and of the nonage of the heir 
of John Moubray of Axholme tenant in chief now patron thereof, 
being within age and in the king's wardship, deUvering fully to the 
subprior and convent any issues thereof taken ; as upon the finding 
of an inquisition, taken at the late king's command by Matthew Broun 
then escheator, that Hugh de Chaucombe, founder of the said priory, 
which is of the advowson of the heir of Stephen de Segrave tenant 
in chief then a minor in the said king's wardship, long ago by his 
charter granted to the canons thereof that with his assent and the 
assent of his heirs they should have freedom of election, that Amabel 
de Segrave heir of the said Hugh after by her charter granted them 
that upon the vacancy of the said priory by death or cession of any 
prior they should have free administration of all things moveable 
and immovable, saving to her and her heirs one servant on her behalf 
and theirs to abide in the said priory during such vacancy for defence 
thereof and protection of the goods thereof, finding also that by 
virtue of those charters after the death or cession of every prior since 
the date thereof the subprior and convent have had freedom of election, 
and have been used to elect another prior at every vacancy without 
craving licence to elect from the said Stephen or any of his ancestors 
being their patrons, and that during a vacancy they have had free 
administration of all things moveable and immovable and the keeping of 
all the temporahties thereof without let or question of the said Stephen 
or any such his ancestors, and without that that the said Stephen 
or any his ancestors have taken any issues or profits of the said 
temporahties in time of any vacancy, or have had any other estate 
in the priory or in the keeping of the temporahties aforesaid, save 
that at every vacancy he and liis said ancestors have set one servant 
to abide as aforesaid at the gates of the said house without taking 
or carrying away any issue or profit of the said temporalities, and 
finding further that election being made by the subprior and convent, 
they have been used forthwith by their letters patent sealed with 
their common seal to send the prior elect to the ancestors of the said 
Stephen, who at every vacancy have received such elect persons without 



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AJembrane 36 — cont. 



challenge, and have been used to present them by their letters patent 
to the bishop of Lincoln for the time being, that tlie elect persons 
being by the bisTiop confirmed have been used to return to the said 
priory at their w ill, without at any time doing fealty or any service 
to the said Stephen or to any of his ancestors, and lastly finding 
that when the prior so obtained his confirmation and returned to 
the said priory the said servant without letter or order of his lord 
has been used forthwith to depart, the late king commanded the said 
Matthew not to meddle further with the said priory, which was then 
void, or with the temporalities thereof taken into the said king's hand 
by reason of that vacancy, delivering wholly to the subprior and 
convent any issues thereof taken ; and after on 22 March in the 7th 
year of his reign, the priory being then void by the death of Roger 
the late prior, the now king commanded his then escheators in 
Norhamptonshire, Warwickshire and Leycestershire not to meddle 
further with the said priory or the temporalities, goods or chattels 
thereto belonging taken into his hand by reason of that vacancy 
and of the nonage of the heir being then in his hand, and to restore 
to the subprior and convent the issues thereof taken, as by inspection 
of the chancery rolls the king is assured. Proviso that on the king's 
behalf one servant shall be deputed in the said priory as aforesaid 
during this vacancy. 



March 21, To John Rous escheator in Warwickshire and Leycestershire. 
VVestminstor. order {the proviso being omitted). 



Like 



Membrane 35. 

March 12. To the sheriff of Cornwall. Order not to compel, distrain or trouble 
Westminster. John Blaunkmoustier knight to abide continually in person upon his 
lands in Cornwall according to the proclamation, the said proclamation 
or the king's command to the contrary notwithstanding, releasing 
any distress made upon him in lands or goods and chattels ; as lately 
being aware that liis enemies of France and other their adherents had 
assembled a great host of ships with men at arms and armed men, 
purposing therewith as soon as they might to land within the realm, 
destroy the king and liis kingdom and wipe away all the English 
tongue if their malice were not resisted with the strong hand, and 
wishing to provide against the hurt and peril which miglit happen 
to the king, his realm and subjects by their attacks, the king ordered 
the sheriff ceasing every excuse to cause proclamation to be made that 
all and singular, of w^iatsoever estate or condition, having lands in 
Cornwall and not dwelling within the county, if not continually abiding 
upon their own. lands in the counties of Kent, Suthampton, Sussex, 
Dorset, Somerset or Devon upon the defence of the sea coast, should 
under pain of forfeiture draw with all speed to their lands in Cornwall, 
cause their men and tenants there to be arrayed every man according 
to his estate and means, and with their said men and tenants so arrayed 
and all their household there continually abide wdth the strongest 
power they might, compelling them so to do by distraint of their 
lands, goods and chattels, and if they had no goods and chattels by 
taking their lands into the king's hand and otherwise, so that they 
should be there at latest before the octaves of the Purification last 
to abide continually with all their household upon the defence of the 
sea coast against attacks of the enemy ; but the said John is of the 



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221 



1371. Membrane 35 — corit. 

retinue of William de Monte Acuto earl of Salisbury, abiding continually 
with the said earl as of his household, ready to march with him upon 
the king's service whither the king will send him, as the said earl in 
person has borne witness before the king and council, wherefore he 
may not be compelled to abide upon his lands in Cornwall. By C. 

Memorandum tliat here the king delivered the .great seal to Sir 
Robert de Thorp knight the chancellor, as appears upon the back 
of this roll. 

April 2. To William Che3me escheator in Somerset. Order not to meddle 

Westminster, further with the lands of Thomas Denboude, tenant by knight service 
of the heir of William Kayle tenant in chief a minor in the king's 
wardship, which lands were taken into the king's hand by the death 
of the said Thomas and by reason of the nonage of his heir, and are 
so in the king's hand ; as John Denboude son and heir of the said 
Thomas has proved his age before the escheator, and on 15 July in 
the 43rd year of the reign the age of John son and heir of the said 
William was proved, and the king took his homage and fealty, and 
commanded livery to be given him of his father's lands. 

April 10. To the sheriff of Worcester. Order to cause a coroner to be elected 
Westminster, instead of Simon Poche, who is insufficiently qualified as the king has 
learned. 

To the same. Order to cause a coroner to be elected instead of 
William Petlyng, who is dead. 

April 13. To the sheriff of Dorset. Order to cause a coroner to be elected 
Westminster, instead of John Bowode the elder, who is insufficiently qualified. 

March 12. To the sheriff of Cantebrigge. Order to cause a coroner to be elected 
Westminster, instead of Ralph de Hynton, who is insufficiently qualified. 

Feb. 6. To the sheriff of Worcester. Order to cause a verderer in the forest 

Westminster, of Feckenham to be elected instead of Richard de Rudyng, who is 
dead. 

April 8. To the sheriff of Lincoln. Order to cause a coroner to be elected 
Westminster, instead of Simon Leuelaunte, who is insufficiently qualified. 

Membrane 33.* 

April 4. To John Rous escheator in Warwickshire. Order of the king's 

Westminster, favour to restore to John Corpsone clerk, unless he was a fugitive, 
his lands, goods and chattels taken into the king's hand upon charges of 
theft ; as before Thomas de Ingelby and his fellows, justices appointed 
to deliver Warrewyk gaol, the said clerk was indicted for the 
theft of one ox of William Cokkes and of five oxen and two kine of 
John Bottourt knight, and was after at the request of W. bishop of 
Worcester the ordinary by them delivered to the said bishop as usual 
according to the benefit of clergy, and has purged his innocence before 
the said bishop, as the bishop has signified to the king. 



* 3Iembrane 34 is blank. 



222 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1371. 

May 8. 
Guildford. 



March 24. 
Westminster. 



March 24. 
Westminster. 



March 15. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 33 — cont. 

To Simon Blokl^Tig, John de Oulton and Stephen Silvestre VjaiUffa 
of the city of Norwich, Thoma.s Bom.sted, Peter de Bleklyng, WilUam 
de Broke, Ralph Sket, John Stoke, John Lothale, Walter Bixton, 
Peter de Bixton and Robert hi.s brother, Hugh de Holand, John de 
Welborne, Robert Spicer, RejTiold Colby, John de Wyntirton, Simon 
de Almayne, James Yve, Robert Papyngeye, William de Worstede, 
Reynold de Bungeye, John Warde and John de Bastwyk citizens, 
and other the inhabitants in the said city. Order at their peril, upon 
complaint and petition of Henry Lomenour, John Gynay, Nicholas 
de Blakenay, William Asger, William Blaklyngge, Bartholomew 
Appelyard and John Prantyng citizens of Norwich, to meet at some 
set place within the city and take such order for the safe keeping, 
peace and tranquility thereof that no hurt or violence may by any 
evildoers be done to the said complainants, and no breach of the peace, 
tumult or disturbance of the king's people, no wrongdoings, misprisions 
or other mischiefs be done or had, and no costs or taxes be set, levied 
or demanded therein to the destruction of the king's subjects ; as 
lately by their complaint averring that because of grievous dispute 
which arose between certain citizens and the commons of the said 
city, and open threats made against them by certain their enemies, 
they dared not repair thither for governance of their lands, goods 
and possessions therein, and praying that the king would look to 
their safety, the king took the said complainants under his special 
protection, their waives, children, men, tenants and servants, lands, 
possessions, property, goods and chattels whatsoever, forbidding 
aU and singular at their peril and under pain of forfeiture to inflict 
any wrong, trouble, hurt or grievance upon the complainants in their 
persons or property. By K. 

Et erat patens. 

Membrane 32. 

To Michael atte Mede. Order not to meddle in the office of escheator 
in Devon, although by letters patent of 16 February last the king 
committed that office to him to hold from Easter next during pleasure ; 
as for particular causes the king has revoked his commission. 

To the mayor and bailiffs of the town of Suthampton. Order 
to dearrest and deliver to John de Derneford, attorney of Thomas 
de Melburne the king's clerk treasurer of Brittany, to carry M'hither 
he will within the realm, 300 bows arrested in the said port by the 
deputy of Guy de Briene the king's admiral towards the west ; as 
although lately the king gave the said Thomas licence by himself 
or his servants to take the said bows out of the realm to Brittany, 
for particular causes it is his will that they shall not be taken out of 
the realm. 

To the mayor and sheriffs of London. Order, upon the petition of 
Reynold Loue, if lawfully assured that William Swalclif is bound to 
the said Reynold in 68Z., to cause all goods and chattels of the said 
William in their bailiwick to be arrested and the said sum to be thereof 
levied, and answer to be made for it to the king in his chamber in 
part of 74/. 10s. 8fZ. due to the king from the said Reynold, any extent 
of the said goods and chattels made by virtue of any former writ 
addressed to the said sheriffs notwithstanding; as the said Rejmold 
is bound to pay the king in his chamber that greater sum, as 



45 EDWARD III. 



223 



1371. 



Membrane 32 — cont. 



April 18. 
Westminster. 



April 20. 
Westminster. 



April 20. 
Westminster. 



Helmyng Leget receiver of his chamber has testified, and the said 
Reynold ha'^ prayed the king's aid in levying GSl. wherein the said 
William is bound to him, as the said William scheming to debar him 
from his due has fled to Westminster there to obtain the sanctuary 
of holy church, and is purposing to withdraw all his goods and chattels 
which are in the city of London. 

To the bailiffs and commonalty of Newcastle up6n Tyne. Order 
on sight of these presents forthwith to cause a fit and more sufficient 
mayor of the town to be elected instead of Robert de Angerton, such 
an one as shall be faithful and useful to the king and the realm and 
for governance of the town ; as for particular causes the king lately 
removed the said Robert from the office of mayor. 

To John Rous escheator in Leycestershire. Order to remove the 
king's hand and not to meddle further with 100 acres of land in 
Lutturworth, delivering to Maud late the wife of Reynold de Grey 
of Wilton upon Wee any issues thereof taken since her husband's 
death ; as the king has learned by inquisition, taken by the escheator, 
that the said Reynold at his death held no lands in that county in 
his demesne as of fee nor in service, but held the said land jointly 
with the said Maud in fee tail to them and the heirs of their bodies 
of the gift of Henry de Grey kniglit father of the said Reynold, and 
that the same is held of others than the king. 

To John Rous escheator in Leycestershire. The last writ repeated. 
Vacated because above. 



April 14. To the sheriff of Devon for the time being. Order of the farm or 
Westminster, issues of that county to pay to Nigel Loryng the arrears of 70 marks 
a year from 24 August in the 33rd year of the reign, and henceforward 
to pay him that yearly sum, taking his acquittance ; as on that date 
the king by letters patent granted to the said Nigel that he should 
have every year by the hands of the sheriff at Michaelmas and Easter 
by even portions 20 marks of the 50 marks formerly granted him 
by the king, other 20 marks yearly granted him before he took upon 
him the order of knighthood, and likewise 20/. after granted him 
yearly to be taken at the exchequer for maintaining the estate of 
knighthood, to him and the heirs male of his body, or until provision 
should be made him of lands or rents to the value of 70 marks a year 
over and above the manor of Wynkele and the reversions of certain 
tenements in HalghewiU and Blakeburghbot' granted by the king 
to him and his heirs, 
Et erat patens. 

April 24. To Ralph de Ferrariis keeper of the isle of Wight or his lieutenant 
Westminster, there. Order, upon the petition of William de Spridlyngton clerk, 
to suffer the said William by liimself or his deputies to receive of 
Walter de Burton and others of the said island beasts and com to 
the value of their debt, and freely without let to carry the same to 
the to\^Ti of Suthampton to make his advantage thereof, any commands 
or proclamations to the contrary notwithstanding ; as his petition 
shews that the said debtors are bound to him in 20 marks, and have 
nothing but beasts and corn A\herewith they may content him of 
their debt, and that they are ready therewith to content him in case 



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LS71, 



Membrane 32 — cont. 



the king will grant him licence to receive and carry the same out of 
the island to the said town. Proviso that the beasts and com be 
brought to no foreign parts but to the said town. By C. 

April 25. To John dc Wilyngton. Writ discharging him of the king's late 
Westminster, commission appointing him with John Daumarle and other his lieges 
to collect and levy in Devon the subsidy of 225. M. of singular the 
parishes in that county granted to the king by the commons of the 
realm in the last parliament ; as he is of the retinue of Richard earl 
of Arundell, as the said earl has testified to the king, and with 
advice of the council order is made in the said parliament that those 
who are in the king's retinue and in the retinue of other nobles of 
the realm shall be discharged of collecting the said subsidy. The 
king has commanded the said John Daumarle and his fellows to be 
intcndant upon the levying and collection thereof without awaiting 
the presence of the said John de Wilyngton. By C. 

To John Daumarle, Martin Ferrers, William Brightleye, Thomas 
Aston and Walter Branscombe collectors of the subsidy of 22s. 3d. 
of singular the parishes in Devon granted to the king by the commons 
of the realm in the last parliament. Order to be intendant upon the 
collection and levy of the said subsidy, not awaiting the presence of 
John de W^ilyngton lately appointed with them so to do ; as the king 
has discharged him of so doing for that he is of the retinue etc. {as 
above). By C. 

Membrane 3L 

April 28. To Simon Warde escheator in Norhamptonshire. Order to remove 
Westminster, the king's hand, and not to meddle further with a moiety of the manor 
of Great Okie, and three carucates of land and meadow to the said 
moiety pertaining, delivering up any issues thereof taken ; as 
the king has learned by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that 
Richard Lyouns at his death held no lands in that county in chief 
in his demesne as of fee nor in service, but held the premises of Mary 
de Sane to Paulo countess of Pembroke. 

May 21. To Thomas de Musgrave escheator in Westmorland. Order to 

Westminster, remove the king's hand, and not to meddle further with the manor 
of Askeby W3manderwath, delivering up any issues thereof taken ; 
as the king has learned by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that 
Christopher de Moriceby at his death held no lands in that county 
in chief in his demesne as of fee, but held the said manor, 4Z. of rent 
and the advowson of the church excepted, jointly with Isabel his 
Avife (yet living) of the gift and feoffment of Hugh de Moriceby and 
Margaret his wife to them and the heirs of their bodies, and that the 
same is held of others than the king. 

May 17. To John Knyvet and Thomas de Ingelby justices appointed to hold 

Westminster, pleas before the king. Order by writ of nisi prius to cause the 

inquisition whereon Richard Whitesyde of Drayton has before the 

kmg put himself, it is said, concerning the death of Richard Heryerd 

whereof he is appealed, to be taken before them or one of them. By C. 

May 24. To John de Neville admiral of the fleet from the mouth of the 
Westminster. Thames northward, or to his lieutenant. Order to hear the plaint 



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1371. Membrane 31 — ccmt. 

of divers merchants of Bruges in Flanders, their envoys or attorneys, 
to summon before them those who should be summoned in that behalf, 
and to cause speedy justice to be done them touching the restitution 
of a ship called ' la Bone Huere," Boudinus Tunemen of le Scluse master, 
and of the goods and merchandise therein, according to the agreement 
made between the king for himself and his subjects and Lewis count 
of Flanders for him and his subjects, namely that the lords, people, 
subjects, shipmasters, seamen and merchants of either party on either 
side the sea, and all other true merchants not being enemies 
of either party, may freely and peaceably in merchantlike manner 
communicate, converse and traffic one with another, and may freely and 
amicably by land and sea bring their own goods and goods of other 
true merchants as aforesaid as they used to do in time of the peace, 
paying the customs and other duties (deveria), so that no merchant 
or other of Flanders going or coming by sea shall by colour, fraud 
or covin whatsoever lade any ship or vessel with any goods of the 
king's enemies of France and Spain, and that in case any ships, goods 
or merchandise shall be taken or arrested at sea on either party, they 
should be restored to the said merchants ; and now by the plaint of 
the said merchants of Bruges the king has learned that the said ship 
being freighted with divers their merchandise was on its voyage from 
Caen towards the port of Swjti taken in warlike manner and arrested 
by some of the king's subjects, and brought to the coast of England 
contrary to the said agreement, as the king is assured by letters 
before him produced as well of the said count as of the burgesses 
and commonalty of Brugges, praying restitution thereof ; and it is the 
king's will that the agreement be kept in all respects. 
[Fcedera.] 

May 26. To Nicholas de Tamworth captain and William de Gunthorp 
Westminster, treasurer of the town of Calais, and to the mayor thereof. Order to 
hear the plaint of Richard de Ipre burgess of Bruges in Flanders, 
Ghiis Cudel master of a ship called the ' Seinte Marie ' of Lesclus, 
and John Mone of Lesclus master of another ship of Lesclus, their 
envoys or attorneys, to summon before them Richard Lyouns and 
John Grenwych and others who should be summoned in that behalf, 
and to cause speedy justice to be done to the complainants touching 
restitution of the said two ships and the goods and merchandise therein, 
according to the agreement etc. (as in the last), that for their default 
no loud complaint come a second time to the king's ear ; as by the 
plaint of the said Richard de Ipre, Ghiis and John Mone the king has 
learned that the said ships being freighted with divers goods of Richard 
de Ipre were at sea on their voyage taken in warlike manner and arrested 
by John Grenwych in a ship of the said Richard Lyouns of Caleys 
called ' houkebot ' and by other the king's subjects, and are unlawfully 
detained contrary to the said agreement, etc. (as in the last writ, 
mutatis mutandis). 
[Ibid.] 

To the same. Order to hear the plaint of divers merchants of 
Lescluse in Flanders etc. (as in the last, mutatis mutandis), according 
to the agreement made etc. (as before) ; as by the said merchants' 
plaint the king has learned that a sliip called ' la Katerine ' of Lescluse, 
John Moen of Lescluse master, being freighted with divers their goods 
and merchandise, was at sea on its voyage from Caen towards the port 

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226 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1371. Membrane 31 — cont. 

of Swyn taken in warlike manner and arrested by John Vox of Grenewich 
coming in a ship of Richard Lyouns of Caleys and by other the king's 
subjects and is unlawfully detained contrary to the said agreement, 
as the king is assured by letters of the said count and of the burgesses 
and commonalty of Lescluse before him produced, praying restitution 
thereof to the said merchants ; and it is the king's will that the 
agreement be kept in all respects. 
[Ibid.] 

To Guy de Briene admiral of the fleet from the mouth of the Thames 
westward, or to his lieutenant. Order to hear the plaint of Tankard 
Clays filz Gerard and John le Keyser burgesses of Bruges etc. (as 
above, mutatis mutandis), according to the agreement etc. (as before) ; 
as by their plaint the king has learned that a ship of theirs, of which 
the said John was master, being freighted with divers their goods 
and merchandise, was at [sea] on its voyage from Ruaen towards the 
port of Swyn taken in w^arlike manner and arrested by certain the king's 
subjects and brought to the coast of England, and is unlawfully 
detained contrary to the said agreement, as the king is assured by 
letters of the said count and of the burgesses and commonalty of 
Bruges before him produced, praying restitution thereof. 

[Ibid.] 

To the same. Like order, mutatis mutandis, upon the plaint of 
Andrew Muelnare burgess of Bruges ; as thereby the king has learned 
that a ship of his, whereof he was master, freighted with divers his 
goods and merchandise purveyed and appointed for his own stock, 
was at sea on its voyage taken in warlike manner and arrested by 
certain the king's subjects and brought to the coast of England, and 
is unlawfully detained, as the king is assured etc. (as above). 

[Ibid.] 



Membrane 30. 

April 6. To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Order to discharge 

Westminster. William de Briddeford, the king's searcher in the port of London and 
the river Thames, of 195/. 136'. Ad. by him found upon a servant of 
Robert de Wilford in a ship to be taken over to foreign parts without 
the king's licence, contrary to the proclamation made by the king and 
council, and by him arrested and delivered at the receipt of the exchequer 
on 25 June last, as the treasurer has certified in chancery. By C. 

May 4. To John de Bernes mayor of the city of London and escheator 

Westminster, therein. Order, if assured by inquisition or otherwise that no lands 
or tenements which were of Thomas Bedyk of London descended in fee 
simple after his death to Alexander his son and heir, to remove the king's 
hand and not to meddle further with the rents hereinafter mentioned, 
delivering to the said Alexander any issues thereof taken ; as lately 
it w^as found by inquisition, taken at the king's command by John de 
Chichestre then mayor and escheator, that John Mareys died seised 
in his demesne as of fee of I65. of rent issuing from tenements in the 
parish of St. Stephen Colmanstrete London in the tenure of John 
Deynes, 6s. Sd. of rent issuing from a tenement in the parish of 
St. Alphege without Crepelgate in the tenure of the prior of the 
hospital of St. Mary Elsyng within Crepelgate, 20s. of rent issuing 



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1371. Membrane 30 — cont. 

from a tenement in the parish of St. Pancrace in the tenure of Thomas 
de Tudenham, 20^. 8fZ. of rent is.suing from a tenement in the pari.sh 
of St. Vedast London in the tenure of Roger de Excestre, 85. of rent 
is.suing from a tenement in the parish of St. Mary Colchirch in the 
tenure of John Botoun, 12.f. of rent issuing from a tenement in the 
said parish of St. Vedast in the tenure of Bartholomew Castre, and 
2s, of rent i.ssuing from tenements sometime of 'Simon Spiser in 
Marchane London, that the said rent is held of the king in free burgage 
as is all the eity of London, and that the .said John died without an 
heir, wherefore that rent is taken into the king's hand ; and after at 
the suit of the said Alexander, averring that Henry Bedyk late citizen 
of London, his grandfather, was seized of the said rent in his demesne 
as of fee, and by will devised the same to Thomas Bedyk his son, 
father of the said Alexander whose heir he is, and to the heirs of his 
body, and that the said Thomas, having no estate therein but in fee 
tail so that he might make no estate to any other but for his life, 
gave the same to the said John contrary to the form of the said 
will, as he is ready to prove, the king ordered the mayor to make 
inquisition touching the circumstances ; and by inquisition so made 
it is found that the said John acquired the premises to him, his 
heirs and assigns, of the said Thomas who had no estate therein save in 
fee tail, namely that the said Henry was theieof sometime seised, and 
by will proved, publislied and enrolled in the busting of London 
holden on Monday before St. Dunstan in the 9th year of the reign, 
devised the said rents, among others which he had in the city and 
suburb of London, to the said Thomas and to the heirs of his body, 
with remainder for lack of such an heir to John son of the said Henry 
and to the heirs of his body, remainder for lack of such an heir to 
the next heir of the testator's blood, that by virtue of this bequest 
the said Thomas after his father's death was thereof seised in fee 
tail, having no other estate therein, that the said Jolin after acquired 
the same of him, and had no other estate therein but by that purchase, 
that the said Thomas had issue the said Alexander his son and heir, 
and that he is of the age of 21 years ; and by the tenor of the said 
will sent into chancery at the king's command it is likewise found that 
the said Henry bequeathed all the said rents as aforesaid to the said 
Thomas and the heirs of his body. 

Membrane 29. 

May 8. To William de Gunthorp the king's clerk treasurer of Calais, and 

Guildford, to the king's searcher there. Order, upon the petition of John de 
Gisburn of York merchant, if assured by certificate of the collectors 
of customs in the port of Kjmgeston upon Hull that in the said port 
he laded in a ship called ' la Edmund ' of Herwych 15 sarplers of wool 
containing 30 sacks 16 stone of wool and no more, and well and truly 
paid the customs and subsidy thereupon due, and that 7 sarplers 
thereof were omitted in the letters of cocket by fault of the writer 
and not otherwise, to cause those 7 sarplers by them arrested to be 
dearrested and delivered to him, the omission notwithstanding ; as 
his petition shews that he lately laded 15 sarplers as aforesaid to bring 
to Calais and make his advantage thereof, and that though he paid 
to the said collectors the customs and subsidy due upon 30 sacks 16 stone 
of wool, because by negligence of the writer but 8 sarplers of wool 
containing 30 sacks 16 stone are specified in the letters of cocket 



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1371. 



May 4. 
Guildford. 



May 20. 

Westminster. 



July 5. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 29 — coiit. 

concerning the lading and customing thereof, the treasurer and .searcher 
have arrested as forfeit and are detaining under arrest the remaining 
7 sarplers so omitted, praying for remedy. By C. 

To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Order, if assured 
that Reynold Loue has goods and chattels sufficient for levying his 
debt of 74/. lOs. 8rf. due to the king, to arrest all his goods and chattels 
in whose hands soever they shall be found, and to levy thereof that 
sum to the king's use, making answer for it to the king, and if the same 
be not sufficient to cause that wliich shall lack to be levied of the goods 
and chattels of William de Swalclif ; as the said Reynold is bound in 
the said sum payable to the king in his chamber, as Helm^Tig Leget the 
king's esquire receiver of his said chamber has witnessed, although at 
the suit of the said Reynold, averring tliat the said William is bound 
to him in 68/., and scheming to debar him from his due has fled to 
Westminster to obtain the sanctuary of holy church with intent 
to remove all his goods and chattels which are in the city of 
London, and praying the king's aid in levying the said debt, the king 
ordered the mayor and sheriffs of London, if lawfully assured that 
the said William is bound to the said Reynold in 68/., to cause all 
his goods and chattels in the said city to be arrested and that sum 
to be thereof levied, and answer to be made for it in the king's chamber 
in part of the said greater sum due from the said Reynold, any extent 
thereof made by virtue of any former writ to them addressed notwith- 
standing. 

To brother William Wymeswold canon of the house of St. Gilbert 
of Sempyngham. Order at his peril to be in chancery in person in 
the quinzaine of Trinity next to answer touching the matter hereinafter 
mentioned and other matters which shall be laid against him on the 
king's behalf, and further to do and receive what shall by the king 
and council be ordered, bringing this writ ; as lately the king caused 
proclamation to be made throughout all the kingdom forbidding 
any man of whatsoever estate or condition openly or secretly without 
his special licence under pain of forfeiture thereof to take or send to 
foreign parts gold or silver in the lump, in money or in the plate or 
letters of exchange ; and the king is informed that the said William 
has oftentimes sent over divers sums of money as well by letters of 
exchange as without such letters to the master of the order of 
Sempyngham dwelling over seas in contempt of the king and contrary 
to the proclamation ; and the king's will is that such contempt 
pass not unpunished. 

The like to the following : 

To Adam de Leverton and John Donesby canons of the said 
house. 

To brother John de Whiteby canon of the said house. 



Membrane 28. 

May 29. To the arrayers of men at arms, armed men, hobblers and archers 

Westminster, in Kent. Order not to compel William Halden recorder of the city 

of London to dwell with his household upon the safe guard of the sea 

coast in Kent, releasing any distress made for that cause ; as the said 

William may not conveniently absent himself from his office. By C. 



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1871. 

May 23. 

Westminster. 



June 12. 
^^'incheste^. 



Membrane 28 — cont. 

To Thomas de Musgrave escheator in Yorkshire. Order not to 
nu'ddlc fiirtlier with the manors of Paddokthorp and Hesill taken into 
the king's haml by the death of VViUiam de Ferrariis of Groby knight, 
dehvering to Margaret late his wife and sometime wife of Robert 
de I'nifraniville knight any issues thereof taken ; as the king has 
learned by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that the said William 
at his death held no lands in that county in chief in his demesne as 
of fee, but held the said manors in right of the said Margaret, who 
held them as jointly enfeoffed with the said Robert, and that the same 
are held of others than the king. 

Vacated, because otherwise below. 

To Walter de Kelby escheator in Lincolnshire. Order not to meddle 
further with the manor of Stalyngburgh, the sheepfolds and 300 acres 
of meadow therein excepted, which manor w'as taken into the king's 
hand by the death of William de Ferrariis of Groby knight, delivering 
to Margaret late his wife any issues thereof taken ; as the king has 
learned by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that the said William 
at his death held no lands in that county in chief in his demesne as 
of fee nor in service, but held the said manor with the exceptions 
aforesaid in right of the said Margaret, who held the same as jointly 
enfeoffed with Robert de Umframville her first husband of the gift 
of Gilbert de Umframville earl of Angos made with the king's licence 
to them and the heirs of their bodies, and that the said manor is held 
in chief by knight service ; and the king has taken the fealty of the 
said Margaret. 

Vacated. 

To Guy de Brien and to Walter de Hanlegh and Walter de Wodebergh 
the king's Serjeants at arms. Order to stay the taking of the lands, 
goods or chattels of any men whatsoever in the counties of Somerset, 
Dorset, Devon, Cornwall, Gloucester and Suthampton into the king's 
hand, and the choosing or taking of any men dwelling within six 
leagues from the sea for furnishing the ships which the king has 
appointed to sail upon his service in the company of the said Guy 
to resist the malice of his enemies, restoring and delivering up any 
lands, goods or chattels so seized together with the issues thereof 
taken, dearresting and setting free all men by them arrested who 
dwell w ithin six leagues from the sea, although lately by letters patent 
the king appointed them jointly and severally by themselves and 
their deputies to choose and take in the said counties within liberties 
and without as many men at arms, armed men, archers and seamen 
as should be sufficient for the furnishing and defence of the said ships, 
as well of those arrayed by the arrayers of men at arms, armed men 
and archers in those counties as others, men in the retinue of lords 
excepted, to put them upon the said ships to sail at the king's wages 
in the company of the said Guy, and to arrest and take all who should 
be found rebellious to them or any of them, seizing into the king's 
hand their lands, goods and chattels and committing their bodies 
to prison there to abide until the king should take other order concerning 
their punishment ; as it seems to the king and council that their said 
commission issued in error in regard to the taking or seizure of the 
lands, goods and chattels of any men in the said counties, and the 
arrest and taking of men who dwell within six leagues from the sea 
in order to sail as aforesaid. 



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CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1371. 

June 14. 

Winchester. 



June 20. 
\Vinchester. 



Membrane 28 — cont. 

To William de Wyndesore the king's lieutenant in Ireland. Order, 
upon the petition of the prior of Lantliony by Gloucester, if he or 
one of the canons his fellows being his proctor shall well and truly pay 
the tenths and other aids for the defence of Ireland and shall find other 
the charges whatsoever incumbent upon him for that purpose by 
reason of his lands and possessions there, as do other men of religion 
who dwell continually in Ireland, to suffer him by himself or his proctor 
without let to take and send or bring to England for his maintenance 
and the maintenance of his convent all issues and protits of the said 
lands and possessions over and above the said charges and aids, 
disposing thereof freely at his own pleasure as he used to do before 
the late ordinance, his absence from Ireland notwithstanding ; as his 
petition shews that he finds a canon his proctor dwelling continually 
upon his lands and possessions in Ireland temporal and spiritual at 
his house of Deuelek co. Meath, and has so done from the date of the 
said ordinance made by the king and council and sent to the lieutenant, 
commanding every lord and all others of whatsoever estate or condition 
who have lands in Ireland to draw thither and there make their abode 
for the defence thereof, or in their stead to send other men sufficient 
for the purpose, that his said proctor has paid the tenths and aids 
granted for defence of Ireland, and has borne other the said charges 
whatsoever, praying licence to bring to England the residue of the 
issues and profits of his lands and possessions arising over and above 
such tenths, aids and charges, or otherwise to make his advantage 
thereof. 

To William de Chorley escheator in Lancashire. Order to cause 
John de Chaderton and Katherine his wife to have seisin of a messuage 
and 6 acres of land in Ines Blundell held by Wilham son and heir of 
Richard Elynson of Ines outlawed for felony it is said, and John 
Blundell of Crosseby of 3 acres of land in Crosseby likewise held by 
the said W^ilham ; as the king has learned by inquisition, taken by 
the escheator, that the premises have been in his hand a year and a 
day and are yet in his hand, that the said Wilham held the said 
messuage and 6 acres of the said John and Katherine, and the said 
3 acres of the said John Blundell, and that Henry de Chaderton had 
the year and a day and the waste thereof, and ought to answer to 
the king for the same. 



Membrane 26.* 

June 1 . To John de Neville admiral of the fleet from the mouth of the Thames 

Westminster, northward or to his lieutenant, and to the mayor and bailiffs of Sandwic. 
Order, under pain of forfeiture, to cause a ship of Genoa {Janua) by 
certain the king's subjects taken at sea and brought to Sandwic, the 
goods and merchandise therein, to be safe kej^t under arrest in that port 
without removing aught, until the king be fully certified whether 
the same are of merchants of Genoa and of Plesencia of his friendship 
or belong to his enemies, setting free meanwhile from prison, where 
he is detained it is said, Anthony de Aurea master or owner (patronum) 
of the said ship, treating him and other the merchants and seamen 
thereof with favour until further order, and with all speed certifying 
in chancery under their seals concerning the premises and all their 
action in that behalf ; as the king has learned that the said ship being 



* Membrane 27 is blank. 



45 EDWARD HI. 231 



1371. Membrane 26 — cont. 

freighted with goods and merchandise of the said merchants on its 
voyage towards Lescluse in Flanders was taken as aforesaid contrary 
to the agreement between the king and the Genoese, wherefore the 
said merchants have prayed for remedy. 

May 30. To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Order, upon the 

Westminster, petition of Agnes who was wife of Jolm Mautravers the elder and 
is his executrix, to stay until the quinzaine of St. Hilary next their 
demand upon her made by exchequer summons for the issues of the 
manor of Hathgell co. Lymerik or an account thereof, that being 
meanwliile more fully certified touching a process thereupon had, 
the king may cause what should further be done by the law and custom 
of England to be done for her discharge ; iis lately upon the finding 
of an inquisition, taken at the king's command by Nicholas de 
Bekenesfeld then escheator in Ireland and returned in the chancery 
of England, that John Mautravers the younger at his death held the 
said manor in chief by knight service for term of his life by demise 
of the said John the elder with reversion to John the elder and his 
heirs, at the suit of John the elder in chancery in the octaves of the 
Purification in the 37th year of his reign, averring that the same 
is held of the countess Dessemund as of her manor of Inskysty and 
not of the king, the king sent the record and process of the business 
to be debated before the justices appointed to hold pleas which follow 
his justiciary of Ireland because of the allegation that, as found by 
the said inquisition, it is held of the king and without his licence was 
aliened by the said John the elder to John the younger for his life, 
meanwhile by letters patent committing the keeping thereof to John 
the elder according to the statute, so that answer should be made 
to the king at the exchequer of Dublin for the issues or the value 
thereof if it should be determined that the said manor or the keeping 
thereof ought to pertain to the king ; and now^ by plaint of the said 
Agnes the king has learned that, though it \\as found by due process 
in Ireland made that the said manor is not held in chief as by the 
said inquisition supposed, and though by that process the same was 
delivered to the right heirs of the said John the elder, and therefore 
no issues thereof ought by law to pertain to the king, the treasurer 
and the barons are distraining her to render account at the exchequer 
of England for the issues or the value of the said manor so long as it 
was in her husband's keeping by the said commission, w'herefore she 
has prayed that the process in Ireland for livery thereof out of the 
king's hand be sent into the chancery of England, and for a stay of the 
said distress. 

To the chancellor of Ireland, the treasurer and the barons of the 
exchequer there, and the justices appointed to hold pleas which follow 
the king's lieutenant in Ireland. Order, upon the same petition, to 
search the rolls and memoranda as well of the chancery and treasury 
of Ireland as of pleas there held before the king, and under the seal 
used in Ireland to certify in the chancery of England what they shall 
there find concerning the matters hereinafter rehearsed and the 
circumstances relating to the manor of Rathgell, sending again this 
writ ; as lately etc. (as above, down to) pertain to the king, the said 
Agnes is distrained to render etc. wherefore etc. {as above) ; and the 
king would be more fully certified touching the premises. 



232 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1871. 



Membrane 25. 



May 20. To John atte VVelde escheator in Essex. Order, in the presence of 
Westminster. Luke de Ponynges to whom the king has committed the wardsliip of 
the lands of VVilham de Ferariis of Groby knight tenant in chief, 
taken into the king's hand by his death and by reason of the nonage 
of his heir, to hold until the said heir's lawful age, if being warned 
he will attend, to assign to Margaret who was wife of the said William 
dower of the said lands, sending the assignment under seal to be 
enrolled in chancery ; as the king has taken of the said Margaret an 
oath that she will not marry without his licence. 
The like to the following : 

John Rous escheator in Warwickshire and Leycestershire. 

William de Chorleye escheator in Lancashire. 

John Froille escheator in Oxfordshire. 

John de Olneye escheator in Bukinghamshire and Cambridgeshire. 

Simon Warde escheator in Norhamptonshire. 

William Banastre escheator in Salop and Staffordshire. 

June 2. To the justices of the Bench. Whereas the king has learned that 

Westminster, the abbot of Eynesham is before them impleading John Smyth 
and certain others in the writ named for an alleged trespass, averring 
that with certain cattle they depastured, trampled and consumed his 
com and grass lately growing at Eynesham to the value of 200^, 
and committed other grievous acts to his hurt and against the peace, 
and whereas the said defendants in pleading have alleged that as 
to the count of force and arms they are not guilty, that the king is 
lord of the manor of Hanbergh and they are his tenants therein, that 
the place where the said abbot avers that the trespass was committed 
is a hamlet called Tilgerdesle within the bounds of the town of 
Eynesham, within which hamlet the defendants as pertaining to their 
several tenements in Hanbergh have common with all manner of 
their cattle as well upon the wastes as upon the lands, meadows and 
pastures thereof, to wit upon the wastes and pastures every year 
during the whole of the year, upon the arable lands after the reaping 
and carrying of the corn until the new sowing and every third year 
in time of fallow during the whole year, and upon the meadows after 
the lifting and carrying of the hay until the Purification, and that 
they and all other the tenants of their said tenements in Hanbergh 
time out of mind were seised of that common as in right of the king 
and of his forefathers, as they are ready to prove, and without the 
king may not prosecute the proof, craving his aid ; and whereas the 
abbot has denied their allegation that they have common in form 
aforesaid, and the justices by reason of the same allegation have put 
off hitherto proceeding to take the proof aforesaid, wherefore the 
abbot has prayed the king to bid them so to do : order, if in the said 
plea there has been the process and allegation above rehearsed, to 
proceed with such speed as may be to take the said proof, and further 
to do as should be done according to the law and custom of the realm, 
that allegation notwithstanding, but so that they proceed not to 
rendering of judgment without advising the king. 

May 1. To John atte Wode keeper of Feckenham forest. Order to take 

Westminster. John Mody wherever found, and cause him to find mainpernors who 

will mainpern him that he shall commit no more trespasses there, 

and will before the justices now or hereafter assigned to punish such 

trespasses at their next coming in those parts stand to law touching 



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233 



1371. Metnbrane 25 — cont. 

tho trospasscs by him committed, and if he shall refuse before the said 
keeper, to commit him to the king's prison of Feckenham there to be 
kept in safe custody until he shall so do of his ovvn will, bringing 
the names of the mainpernors before the said justices, also tliis writ ; 
as the king has sure information that the said John Mody has many 
times heretofore committed and does daily without ceasing commit 
great number of trespasses of vert and of venison in the said forest and 
of fishing in the king's fish ponds there, in contempt' of him. By K. 

June 12. To Adam de Hoghton and Thomas le Molyneu.x, and to the sheriff 
Winchester, of Lancastre. Order to stay altogether the execution of the king's 
letters patent of 23 March last, appointing them jointly and severally 
to pursue, arrest and take William de Chorle, indicted for divers forgeries 
and deceits committed against the king, his son John duke of Lancastre 
and others of his people in that county, wherever found within liberties 
or without, and commanding the sheriff to keep him in safe custody in the 
prison of Lancastre castle, so as to have him before William de Fyn- 
cheden, Godfrey Foljaumbe, William de Nesfeld and Roger de Fulthorp, 
whom the king has appointed to view and duly determine those 
indictments, at their first session for that purpose, there to answer 
touching the same ; as the said William de Chorle is charged by the 
king and council to exercise what pertains to the office of escheator 
in that county according to his commission, and to execute and do 
certain other business therein specially affecting the king, wherefore 
the king has revoked the said letters patent. 
Et erat patens. 

May 16. To the sheriff of Oxford. Order to cause a coroner to be elected 

Westminster, instead of Walter Halle, who is insufficiently qualified as the king 
has learned. 



June 11. To the sheriff of Westmorland. Like order to cause a coroner 
Winchester, to be elected instead of Thomas de Redemane, who is insufficiently 
qualified. 

June 20. To John de Neville admiral of the fleet from the mouth of the Thames 
Winchester, northward, or to his lieutenant. Order, if a ship of Genoa (Janua) 
whereof Anthony de Aurea is master and owner (patromis) . the goods and 
merchandise therein, are of certain merchants of Genoa and Plesencia 
and not of other merchants of the king's enemies, to restore and 
deliver the same to the said merchants, or to Palavoisin Palavoisin 
merchant of Genoa and Nicholas Vigochou merchant of Plesencia 
their attornej's, and the goods and merchandise therein found at 
the time of capture which by their marks they may prove to be theirs, 
with the book of the freight and other letters therein found, suffering 
them freely to take the same whither thej' will ; as lately at the said 
merchants' suit, averring that the said ship being freighted with their 
goods and merchandise was on its voyage tow ards Lescluse in Flanders 
taken at sea by certain the king's subjects and brought to the town of 
Sandewic, the king commanded the said admiral or lieutenant to 
keep the same safe under arrest in that port without removing aught 
until the king should be more fully certified whether the same were 
of the said merchants or of his enemies ; and now the burgomasters, 
echevins and consuls of Bruges in Flanders have certified the king that 
the said Anthony is a merchant of Genoa and that all the said goods 



234 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1371. 



Membrane 25 — cont. 



therein pertain without fraud and covin to merchants of Genoa and 
Plesencia specitied in tlie book of the freight and other letters therein 
found who are of the king's friendship, and not to other persons who 
are of his enemies, wliereforc the said merchants have prayed the 
king for restitution of the said ship, tlie goods and merchandise therein 
taken without lawful cause, the said book and letters, and all the 
ship's gear. Proviso that if any goods of the king's enemies shall 
be found therein, the same shall be kept under arrest to the king's 
use until further order. 

July 12. To Walter de Kelby escheator in Lincolnshire. Order, if the manor 

Westminster, of Fraunton be in the king's hand for the cause hereinafter mentioned 
and for none other, to deliver the same to Ingelram de Coucy earl of 
Bedeford and to Isabel his wife the king's daughter with tlie issues 
thereof taken, to hold in name of wardship until the lawful age of 
the heir of John de Multon knight ; as the king has learned by inijuisition, 
taken by the escheator, that the said John at his death held no lands 
in that coimty in chief in his demesne as of fee, but held the said 
manor by knight service of the heir of John de Har^Tigton a minor 
in the king's wardship, and that Maud his daughter is his next heir 
and of the age of three years and upwards ; and on 4 October in the 
37th year of his reign the king by letters patent granted to the said 
Isabel the w ardship of all lands which were of John de Haryngton 
with the knights' fees, advowsons etc. thereto pertaining. 



Membrane 24. 

May 23. To Thomas de Musgrave escheator in Yorkshire. Order not to 

Westminster, meddle further with the manors of Paddokthorp and Hesill taken 
into the king's hand by the death of William de Ferrariis of Groby 
knight, delivering to Margaret late his wife any issues thereof taken ; 
as the king has learned by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that 
the said William at his death held no lands in that county in chief 
in his demesne as of fee, but held the said manors in right of the said 
Margaret sometime wife of Robert de Umframville knight, who held 
the same as jointly enfeoffed with the said Robert, and that they 
are held of others than the king. 

To W^alter de Kelby escheator in Lincolnshire. Like order not to 
meddle further with the manor of Stalyngburgh, the sheep folds and 
300 acres of meadow therein excepted ; as the king has learned by 
inquisition, taken by the escheator, that William de Ferrariis of Groby 
knight at his death held no lands in that county in chief in his demesne 
as of fee nor in service, but held the said manor with the exceptions 
aforesaid in right of Margaret late his wife, who held the same as 
jointly enfeoffed with Robert de Umframville her first husband, of the 
gift of Gilbert de L^mframville earl of Angos made with the king's 
licence to them and the heirs of their bodies, and that the same is held 
in chief by knight service ; and the king has taken the fealty of the 
said Margaret. 

Membrane 23. 

July 12. To Thomas de Musgrave escheator in Yorksliire. Order to remove 

Westminster, the king's hand, and not to meddle further with 20^. a year of rent 

to be taken of the manor of Harwode, delivering up any issues thereof 



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235 



1,371. Membrane 23 — cont. 

taken ; as it is found by incjuisition, taken of his office by John de 
Scotherskelf late cscheator, that John do Insula hite h)rd of the said 
manor, who lield the same in chief, 24 years before without obtaining 
the king's hcence gave the said rent to Margaret who was wife of 
Thomas d(> Thwaytes for Iier hfe, and that for that cause the same 
was taken into the king's haiul, as tlie king has learned by plaint 
of the said Margaret ; and the king reckons that cau^e insufficient. 

July 3. To Thomas Chambernoun escheator in Devon. Order, in the 

Westminster, presence as well of the heirs and parceners of that heritage as of Thomas 
Stanes to whom the king has comniittcHl the wardship of certain lands 
thereof, if being warned they will attend, to assign to Maud who was 
wife of Richard de Merton tenant in chief dower of the knights' fees 
and advoMsons of her said husband taken into the king's hand by 
his death and by reason of the nonagt; of his heir, sending the assign- 
ment under his seal to be enrolled in chancery. 

July 20. To John de Bysshopeston escheator in Kent. Order to remove 

Westminster, the king's hand, and not to meddle further with a tenement in 
Ospryngge held by Adam Baumford of Ospiyngge and Amice his wife, 
delivering up any issues thereof taken since the said Adam's death ; 
as the king has learned by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that 
the said Adam, who on Monday after Midsummer in the 43rd year 
of the reign was outlawed in Kent for felony for slaying Richard 
Frere, at his death held no lands in that county in chief in his demense 
as of fee, but that before the commission of that felony he and the 
said Amice held the premises of the abbot and convent of Faveresham 
in right of the said Amice (yet living), and that by the escheator 
answer is made to the king for the issues thereof from the date of 
the felony to the said Adam's death, who died on the eve of the 
Assumption last. Proviso that answer be made at the exchequer 
for the said issues from the date of the felony to the eve of the 
Assumption aforesaid. 

April 28. To the sheriff of Warrewyk. Order to cause a coroner to be elected 
Westminster, instead of Ralph Pecche, who has no lands whereof he may answer 
to the king or his people according to the statute, as the king has 
learned. 

April 20. To the sheriff of Bedford. Order to cause a coroner to be elected 
Westminster, instead of John Child, who is too sick and aged to labour in the execution 
of that office. 

May 18. To the sheriff of Essex. Order to cause a coroner to be elected 

Westminster, instead of Robert Clement, who is insufficiently qualified. 

July 1. To the sheriff of Cumberland. Order to cause a coroner to be 

Westminster, elected instead of Adam de iSigeswyk, who is dead. 

June 20. To the sheriff of Gloucester. Order to cause a coroner to be elected 
Westminster, instead of John Brighthampton, who is too sick and aged to labour 
in the execution of that office. 

July 5. To the sheriff of York. Order to cause a coroner to be elected 

Westminster, instead of Robert de Passelewe, who is so much occupied with divers 
the king's business in that county that he has not leisure to exercise 
that office, wherefore the king has removed him. 



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May 10. To the sheriff of Roteland. Order to cause a verderer in the forest 

Westminster, of Roteland to be elected instead of .John d(? Boyvylle knight, who 
has no lands within the bounds of the said forest, nor dwells within 
the same to exercise his office. 

April 23. To the sheriff of Norhampton. Order to cause a verderer in the 
Westminster, forest of Rokynghani to be elected instead of John de Harwedon, 
who is insufficiently qualified. 

To the sheriff of Gloucester. Order to cause a coroner to be elected 



Westminster, instead of Gilbert de Clyve, who is insufficiently qualified. 

To the same. Like order for election of a coroner instead of Walter 
Markeley. 

Oct. 12. To the sheriff of York. Order to cause a coroner to be elected 

Westminster, instead of John de Bukton, who is so much engaged upon certain 
business specially affecting the king that he may not attend to that 
office. 

Oct. 12. To the sheriff of Salop. Order for election of a coroner instead of 

Westminster. John de Upton, who is dead. 

Oct. 20. To the sheriff of Lincoln. Order for election of a coroner instead 

Westminster, of Richard Almot of Brandon, who is insufficiently qualified. 

Nov. 8. To the sheriff of Westmorland. Order for election of a coroner 

Westminster, instead of Thomas Makado, who is dead. 

Nov. 9. To the sheriff of Cumberland. Order for election of a coroner 

Westminster, instead of Simon Clerc of Karlill, lately elected, as he has no lands 
in that county, nor dwells therein for exercise of his office, as the 
king has learned. 

Nov. 13. To the sheriff of Hertford (sic). Order for election of a coroner 

Westminster, instead of William Deveros of Bodeham, who is now sheriff of that 

county, wherefore the king has removed him from the office of coroner. 

Dec. 3. To the sheriff of Cumberland. Order for election of a coroner 

Westminster, instead of Roger de Marty ndale, who is insufficiently qualified. 

Nov. 20. To the sheriff of W^arrewyk. Order for election of a coroner instead 
Westminster, of John de Clopton, who is insufficiently qualified. 

Nov. 28. To the sheriff of Cantebrigge. Order for election of a coroner 
Westminster, instead of John de Aylesham, who is insufficiently qualified. 

June 14. To the sheriff of Suthampton. Order for election of a coroner 
Winchester, instead of Stephen de W^elw-yk, who is insufficiently qualified. 

July 7. To the sheriff of York. Order for election of a coroner instead of 

Westminster. John de Mapples, who is insufficiently qualified. 

Oct. 30. To the sheriff of Kent. Order for election of a coroner instead of 

Westminster. John Spicer, who is too infirm to labour in the exercise of that office. 



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Nov. 3. To the sheriff of Bukingham. Order for election of a coroner instead 

Westminster, of John atte More, who is dead. 

Nov. 16. To the sheriff of Devon. Order for election of a coroner instead of 
Westminster. Thomas Daubemoun, who is insufficiently qualified. 

Nov. 20. To the sheriff of Stafford. Order for election of a coroner instead 
Westminster, of Richard Levesone, who is too infirm and aged to labour in the 
exercise of that office. 

Nov. 24. To the sheriff of Notyngham. Order for election of a coroner 

Westminster, instead of Thomas de Grenehull, who is now made escheator of the 

county, wherefore he has not leisure for exercise of the office of coroner. 

Nov. 20. To the sheriff of York. Order for election of a coroner instead 
Westminster, of William de Lakenby, who is so much occupied upon divers the 
king's business in that county that he has not leisure for the exercise 
of the office of coroner. 

Nov. 20. To the sheriff of York. Order to cause four verderers of the forest 

Westminster, of Galtres to be elected instead of Thomas de Ecton, John de Hamertone, 

William Darell, and Ivo de Thornton ; as by the testimony of William 

de Latymer keeper of his forest beyond Trent the king has learned 

that they are insufficiently qualified. 

To the sheriff of York. (The last order repeated unth slight variation 
of wording.) 

Membrane 22. 

June 5. To the sheriff of Salop. Order to cause the abbot and convent 

Westminster, of Shrewsbury to have seisin of a messuage and two carucates of 
land in Drayton by Abbots Eyton, held by Edmund de Drayton 
outlawed for felony it is said ; as the king has learned by inquisition, 
taken by the sheriff, that the premises have been in his hand a year 
and a day and are yet in his hand, that the said Edmund held them 
of the said abbot and convent, and that Maud wife of Edmund de 
Drayton had the year and a day and the waste thereof, and ought to 
answer to the king for the same. 

June 12. To Simon Warde escheator in Norhamptonshire. Order to cause 
Winchester. John de Estbury the younger and Agnes his wife, daughter of Eustace 
son of Nicholas de Burneby tenant in chief and cousin and heir of 
the said Nicholas, to have seisin of her said grandfather's lands taken 
into the king's hand by his death and by reason of her nonage ; as she 
has proved her age before the escheator, and the king has taken 
the said John's fealty. 

The like to John Rous escheator in Leycestershire. 

June 20. To John Froille escheator in the county of Suthampton. Order to 
Winchester, remove the king's hand, and not to meddle further with four messuages 
and 6 acres of land in Rokeford and Heywode, delivering up any issues 
thereof taken since the death of Edmund de Kendale knight ; as the 
king has learned by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that the said 
Edmund at his death held no lands in that county in his demesne as 
of fee, but long before his death gave the premises to Philip de Kendale 
liis son and Alice Belowe for their lives with reversion to the said 
Edmund and his heirs, and that the same are not held of the king. 



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1371. Membrane 2\. 

June 24. To Master John de Bolton tho king's clerk, chamberlain of Bercwic 
Westminster, upon Twede. Order, upon the petition (jf John del Charabre of 
Newcastle upon Tyne and Elizabeth his wife, late the wife of William 
de Svvynhowe of Berewic upon Twede, to take of them security for 
finding a fit tenant of their lands and tenements in the said town of 
Berewic there continually to dwell, and for supporting all charges 
falling thereon, and to cause the sfime to be delivered to them ; as 
lately the king commanded the said chamberlain to certify in chancery 
the cause wherefore their said lands were by him taken into the king's 
hand, and he certified that he so took them for that at the last conquest 
of the said town order was by the king and council taken that no 
man should have lands or tenements therein unless he dwelt in them 
in person, and for that the said John and Elizabeth dwell not there ; 
and their petition shews that they are ready to find a sufficient tenant 
as aforesaid, praying for restitution. 

June 12. To Ralph Basset guardian of the lands which were of John Moubray 
Winchester, of Axiholm tenant in chief, or to his representative in Sussex. Order, 
upon the petition of the prior and monks of the house of la Sele, to 
cause a tithe of all rents of the barony of Brembre to be paid them, 
as they and their ancestors used to take it of old time ; as their petition 
shews that they ought to have that tithe, and that by endowment of 
the founders of the said house all their predecessors had the same 
as well when the barony was in the hands of the king's forefathers 
as when in the hands of other lords, but that the said guardian and his 
representative have withdrawn the same from them, refusing to 
pay it. 

June 4. To the arrayers of nien at arms, armed men and archers in Kent. 

Westminster. Order not to compel John Stodeye citizen of London, dwelling in 
that city, to come or abide upon his lands in Kent by reason of the 
king's ordinance and proclamation, releasing any distress made upon 
him for that cause, although lately order was by the king and council 
taken that all having lands upon the sea coast in Kent should draw 
thereto and there continually abide with all their household for the 
defence and safety of those parts against attacks of the king's enemies, 
as is contained in the proclamations thereupon made ; as the said 
John is by the king's order engaged with others of the council whereto 
he is sw^orn upon the king's business. 

The following have the like writs addressed to the said sheriff : 

Adam Fraunceys citizen of London. 

John Pyel citizen of London. 

John Blakchild citizen of London. 

July 20. To the sheriff of Oxford. Order of the king's favour to restore to 

Westminster. Geoffrey Rokele and William Dulsey clerks, unless they were fugitives, 
their lands, goods and chattels by him taken into the king's hand ; as 
they were indicted before John Knyvet and his fellows, justices 
appointed to hold pleas before the king, for robbing a servant of a 
student of Oxford of two horses, two saddles and 10a\ in the fields 
of Torsmere, and after at the request of John bishop of Lincoln the 
ordinary were to him delivered according to the benefit of clergy, and 
have before him purged their innocence, as he has signified to the 
king. 

The like to John Froille escheator.in Oxfordshire. 



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1371. Membrane 20. 

June 23. To the arrayers of men at arms, armed men and archers in Kent. 
Westminster. Order not to compel John Pecche citizen and one of tlie aldermen of 
London dwelling in that city to come or abide upon his lands in Kent 
by reason of the ordinance and proclamation, releasing any distress 
made upon him for that cause, although lately order was by the king 
and council taken that all having lands upon the sea coast in Kent 
should draw towards the same and there continually abide with all 
their household for the defence of those parts against attacks of the 
king's enemies ; as the said John is engaged upon the business and 
safe guard of the said city whereto he is sworn. Proviso that he 
shall find men at arms, armed men and archers sufficient according 
to the rate of his holding in Kent for defence of those parts according 
to the ordinance. 

June 16. To John Knyvet and Thomas de Ingelbj^ justices appointed to 
Winchester, hold pleas before the king. Order by writ of nisi prius to cause the 
inquisition whereupon William Budde, John Budde, John Rikeraan the 
younger and John Budde chaplain son of the said William have put 
themselves concerning certain felonies and trespasses for which they 
are indicted before the king to be taken before them the said justices 
or one of them. 



June 15. 

Winchester. 



June 16. 

Winchester. 



July 10. 

Westminster. 



To the same. Like order in regard to the inquisition whereupon 
Joan who was wife of Thomas de Fymmer of Thorwaldby has put herself, 
being indicted for feloniously breaking a chest of William de Thorwaldby 
and carrying away a seal, price 40d., and divers his chartei"s. 

To the same. Like order in regard to the inquisition whereupon 
Ralph Scot of Welham, William Eyer and Henry Ailward have put 
themselves concerning the death of John Martyn of Thorp Langeton 
for which they are indicted. 

To the same. Like order in regard to the inquisition whereupon 
Joan who was wife of Thomas Bernard of Matersay has put herself, 
being indicted for aiding, abetting and counselling the death of the 
said Thomas, who was slain by Richard Page son of Sara atte Brygge 
of Mattersay and bj' Thomas Hert of Matersay. 

To the same. Like order in regard to the inquisition whereupon 
Nicholas de Derby of Horsleye, John de Ilkeston of Horsleye, Ralph 
de Wodehouse of Horsleye, Nicholas son of John de Horsleye and 
John de Burleye have put themselves, being indicted for harbour- 
ing John de Derby of Horsleye outlawed for the death of John Derby 
of Duffeld. By C. 

To the same. Like order in regard to the inquisition whereupon 
Richard Coselyn and Henry Coselyn have put themselves, being 
indicted for harbouring Richard le Wright of Horsleye outlawed 
for the death of Thomas Warde of Langeleye. By C. 



Membrane 10. 

July 12. To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Order to stay 

Westminster, altogether execution and further process against the prior of Holy 



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1371. Membrane 19 — cont. 

Trinity Gippewic, their judgment hereinafter mentioned notwith- 
standing, releasing any distres.s made upon him for that cause ; as 
Roger de Wolfreton late escheator in Suffolk certified in chancery 
that he took into the king's hand a messuage, 30 acres of land, 7 acres 
of meadow and 20 acres of pasture in Gippewic for that it was found 
before Edmund de Thorp and his fellows, justices appointed to make 
inquisition in Suffolk concerning wards, marriages, reliefs, escheats 
and divers other articles, that Robert Brisete commissary at his death 
was seized of the premises in his demesne as of fee, that after his death 
the same came into the possession of the said prior and the convent, 
that they took the issues and profits thereof from the death of the 
said Robert until Tuesday after Palm Sunday in the 42nd year of 
the reign, and that the said prior's occupation thereof was in fraud 
of the statute of mortmain ; and after the said prior appearing in 
person in chancery alleged that with the king's licence and not in 
fraud of the said statute he acquired the premises of Robert parson of 
Martelesham, Richard Manser chaplain and John de Hemelyngton, 
wherefore the king sent the business for debate before him ; and now 
by a plaint on behalf of the said prior it is shown the king that, though 
by an inquisition of the country, whereupon Michael Skillyng who is 
suing for the king and the said prior put themselves before the king, 
it is found that the premises are parcel of the lands contained in the 
king's licence granted to the said prior, and that they are held of the 
earl of March as of the honour of Clare and of the prior of St. Peter 
Gippewic and not of the king, as John Knyvet chief justice has wit- 
nessed before the king in chancery, by colour of an inquisition 
taken by the said Edmimd and his fellows and sent before them 
at the exchequer by the king among other inquisitions, the treasurer 
and the barons by writ under the exchequer seal commanded the sheriff 
of Suffolk to give notice to the said prior of Holy Trinity to be before 
them in the exchequer at a set day now past to shew cause wherefore 
the premises ought not to be seized into the king's hand, and for that 
he came not at that day have determined that by his default the same 
should be taken into the king's hand, wherefore he has prayed for 
remedy. 

Aug. 8. To R. bishop of Coventre and Lichefeld. Order upon his allegiance 

Westminster, before Michaelmas next, according to the will of the late king and to 
the indult given him by the pope, to appropriate to some ecclesiastical 
persons for making and maintaining chantries and other works of 
piety for the souls of the king's forefathers as hereinafter mentioned 
the churches of Cestreton co. Warrewyk and Worfeld co. Salop, 
knowing of a surety that in case after that feast the same be not 
efifectually so appropriated it is the king's purpose thenceforward 
to present to the same as void and belonging to his presentation, 
and by all lawful means to proceed against the said bishop to recover 
the presentation thereto and otherwise as shall seem fit to him and 
to the council, and certifying in chancery under seal before the 
Nativity of the Virgin next what he will do in regard to this command ; 
as recollecting how the late king was desirous that King Edward I 
■ should perpetually be remembered in prayers, and observing the zeal 
displayed by Walter de Langeton late bishop of that see, treasurer 
of the said king and his executor, to make chantries and other works 
of piety for his soul, how the late king gave to the said bishop Walter 



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1371. Membrane. 19 — cont. 

and to his successors the advowsons of the said churches to the end 
tliat lie or his successors shouM appropriate the same to ecclesiastical 
persons, men of religion, or others within that diocese for the support 
of chantries and other works of piety for the said king's soul and 
the souls of his forefathers, how at the late king's request the pope 
granted a faculty for such appropriation to the said bishop not 
mentioning his name, and how the said bishop Walter having died 
before he might effect that purpose, the late king willing to accomplish 
what they began after granted licence to bisliop Roger the said bishop 
Walter's successor or to his successors to give the said advowsons 
as aforesaid, and to the grantees to receive the same and appropriate 
those churches in frank almoin, whereof nouglit is yet done by the 
now bi.shop or the said Roger his predecessor, but contrary to the will 
and intent of the said kings fraudulently retaining the said advowsons 
in their hands they both have taken no heed to proceed to the appro- 
priation of the said churches, whereat the king is moved to wrath 
not without cause ; and though by reason of the negligence and default 
of the bishop and of his said predecessor the king may revoke the late 
king's gift seeing that it is notoiiously applied to a use which is contrary 
to the will and purpose of the grantor, it is his will to fulfil the late 
king's pious intention. By K. and C. 

June 13. To the collectors of the custom upon wool, woolfells and hides in the 
Westminster, port of London. Order to stay altogether the levying from merchants 
or others of imposts and other charges whatsoever upon wools, woolfells 
or hides taken from that port after the first grant of the subsidy 
thereupon, suffering the merchants and others without let to take 
the same to the staple of Calais quit of all and singular such imposts 
and charges after the said first grant ; as although in the parliament 
last liolden at Westminster, at the petition of the commons of England 
therein presented, it was agreed that no impost or charge over and 
above the custom and subsidy formerly granted thereupon should 
without the assent of parliament be laid upon wool, woolfells or 
hides, and that any impost or charge so laid upon them should be 
revoked and annulled, it was and is the intent of the king and council 
that any such impost or charge thereupon laid after the first grant of 
the said subsidy be revoked and annulled. 

July 11. To John Olney escheator in Bedfordshire. Order to cause William 

Westminster, de Kynwell prebendary of Leghton to have seisin of the moiety of a 
messuage in Leghton and 12 acres of land there held by John son of 
Richard Byndyng outlawed for felony it is said ; as the king has learned 
by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that the said moiety and land 
have been in his hand a year and a day and are yet in his hand, that 
the said John held them of the said prebendary, and that the king had 
the year and a day and the waste thereof, and the escheator ought 
to answer to him for the same in liis account. 



July 20. 
Westminster. 



To the sheriff of Lincoln. Order altogether to remove and abate a 
ferry over the river Humbre at Barowe set up upon the ground of 
the abbot of Thornton, according to a judgment of the justices of either 
Bench ; as lately it was found by inquisition, taken at the king's 
command by Thomas de Kydall knight and Walter de Kelby, that 
Richard earl of ArundeU and Eleanor his A^ife have and hold a ferry 



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242 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1371. Membrane 19 — cont. 

over the said river at Barton upon Humbre with the profit thereof 
in dower of the said Eleanor, with reversion to John son and heir of 
Henry de Beaumont a minor in the king's wardship, that they and 
all other tlie lords of the town of Barton time out of mind have had 
and been wont to have the same, and that none other heretofore 
has used to have a ferry within the bounds of Radclif and Twygrayn, 
save that at Barowehaven within the said bounds there is and ever 
has been an easement for the tenants and men of the town of Barowe 
to pass themselves, their property and merchandise over the said 
river, at their own costs to carry them elsewhere at their pleasure, 
and to bring them thither without payment of toll or custom to the 
lords of Barton, and that one Thomas Crispyn has now newly, to 
wit on Ascension day in the 43rd year of the reign, set up a ferry 
over the said river within the said bounds at the town of Barowe upon 
the said abbot's ground, from that date and yet taking the profit 
thereof, namely of one man passing over with a horse 2d., of one man only 
sometimes ^d. and sometimes \d., and great number of profits more, 
and so he has thereof taken 10^. since that ferry was set up, that the 
said new erected ferry is to the prejudice of the said earl and Eleanor 
and to the disherison of the said John, and that the said Thomas 
is daily withdrawing from the said ferry of Barton divers men willing 
to pass over with horses and divers goods, bringing them to the ferry 
of Barowe, and so the said earl and Eleanor are losing the greatest 
part of the profit of their ferry of Barton, namely 10 marks every 
year, wherefore they have prayed the king for remedy as well for 
themselves as for the said heir being in the king's wardship ; and the 
king by writ ordered the sheriff to give notice as well to the said 
Thomas Crispyn as to the said abbot to be in chancery in the octaves 
of St. John Baptist last to shew cause wherefore the said new erected 
ferry at Barowe should not be abated and the ferry at Barton held 
as of old time it used to be, and further to do and receive as the court 
should determine in that behalf, and the sheriff returned that he 
gave them notice ; at which day the said abbot and Thomas Crispyn 
came not, wherefore by the assent of the said justices it was determined 
that the said ferry at Barowe be removed and utterly abated. 

Membrane 18. 

Aug. 5. To Nicholas de Audeleye, John Moubray and Richard de la Bere. 

WeBtminster. Order to command the making henceforth of any process against John 
prior of the house of friars of the order of Holy Cross by the Tower 
of London and brother Thomas Peytevyn late his fellow, the 
publication of the exigents wherein they are put by a process made 
before the said Nicholas, John and Richard it is said, and of outlawry 
against them, to be altogether stayed, but to proceed to the execution 
of their commission against others whatsoever according to the effect 
thereof ; as lately learning by plaint of Thomas Peytevyn knight 
that the said prior and brother Thomas, Philip Lunteleye, William 
Golafre, Hugh del Brome, John Kjmlet, WiUiam Bray bailiflF of 
Stepelton, William de Mildenhale and certain other evildoers and 
breakers of the peace with arms drawn, being armed and arrayed in 
manner of war, repaired with force of arms to the said knight's manor 
of Twyvord in Erselone while he was under the king's special protection, 
being on his service in Aquitaine in the company of Edward prince of 
Aquitaine and Wales, besieged the said manor, holding free men and 



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servants of the said knight therein beseiged for ten days, entered 
the same by assault, drove thence the said free men and servants, 
divers times broke the said knight's houses there, took 24 oxen and 
500 sheep of his there found, price 120/., carried away the said oxen 
and 200 of the slicep, killed the residue of the said sheep, and took 
and carried away his goods and chattels to the value of 600/., assaulting, 
beating, wounding and abusing tlie said men and servants wherefore 
he lost their service a great while, and inflicting on hirh other grievous 
wrongs contrary to the said protection, in breach of the peace and of 
the statute for not carrying arms contrary to the peace, the king 
not willing to leave their contempt and trespasses without punishment 
by letters patent appointed the said Nicholas, John and Richard 
and two of them, of whom John Moubray should be one, justices 
to make inquisition by true men of Herefordshire concerning the 
names of the evildoers who with the said prior etc. so did, and 
concerning the contempt and trespasses aforesaid, and to hear and 
determine the same ; and on behalf of the said prior and brother Thomas 
the king has learned that certain men, scheming to deprive the said 
Thomas late a friar of the heritage falling to him after the death of 
John Peytevyn his father, compelled him at that priory to take the 
habit of religion in order thereby and by his profession in the order 
aforesaid to debar him from action for his said heritage, that if this 
was done it was done within his age of 14 years, namely within the 
time by law forbidden, and ought to be reckoned as null, that 
the said late friar by compulsion and against his will had for some 
time his conversation in the said order, habit and religion, and 
after being within his said age with the knowledge and by per- 
mission of the said prior and the brethren withdrew therefrom 
as lawful was, casting off the habit thereof, and Simon bishop of 
London having information concerning the premises commanded 
the said prior and the convent to attempt, procure or cause 
nothing to be done against the said late friar at the cost of his 
freedom as appears by notarial instruments and the bishop's letters 
produced in chancery, wherefore prayer is made to the king to save 
harmless the said prior and late friar, as at the suit of the said knight 
the said justices by virtue of their commission have made and are 
making processes against them concerning the said trespass to their 
cost and grievance and to the peril of the late friar's disherison ; and 
considering the nature of the attempts aforesaid and great number 
of other matters affecting this business and the disherison of the said 
late friar which are laid before the king and council, the king would 
deal the more favourably with them. By C. 

Mandate to the sheriff of Hereford to stay the publication of the 
exigents and of outlawry against the said prior and Thomas late a 
friar. 

To Richard de la Bere and his fellows, guardians of the peace and 
justices of oyer and terminer in Herefordshire. Order to stay 
altogether any further process against John prior of the friars of the 
order of Holy Cross by the Tower of London and Thomas Peytevyn 
late a friar his fellow by colour of any indictments before them made, 
but to send the king under their seals or the seal of one of them the 
indictments for the evildoings whatsoever for which the said prior 
and Thomas are so indicted with all things concerning the same, 



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Membrane 18 — cont. 



also this writ, so that the king shall have them in the octaves of 
Michaelmas next and further deal with them according to the law 
and custom of England, and to command the publication of the exigents 
and of outla^\ rj' against them to be altogether stayed ; as on behalf 
of the said prior and Thomas it is shewn the king that they with others 
are indicted before the said justices by certain their enemies, of their 
malice scheming to deprive the said Thomas of the heritage falling 
to him after the death of John Peytevyn his father, for certain alleged 
trespasses at Tuyvord in Erselone committed against Thomas Peytevyn 
knight, namely the said prior by the style aforesaid and the said Thomas 
by the name of Thomas Peytevyn friar his fellow, and notwithstanding 
that the said late friar being within his age of 14 years with the 
knowledge and permission of the said prior and the brethren of the 
priory as lawful was cast off the habit of religion and withdrew, and 
so remains free of himself, they are by process before the said justices 
upon the said indictment put in exigents to be outlawed in that county, 
to their cost and grievance and the peril of their life, wherefore prayer 
is made to the king to save them harmless ; and as well by notarial 
instruments as by letters of Simon bishop of London produced in 
chancery the king is assured that the said late friar withdrew from the 
order as aforesaid and is free of himself, and considering great number 
of other matters affecting the business and his disherison which are 
laid before the king and council the king would the more favourably 
deal with them. By C. 

Aug. 12. To Richard de Imworth keeper of the marshalsea prison before the 

Westminster, king. Order to set free from prison Robert Sorel, William Vitande, 

Giles del Coteur, John Goneley and John Potter who are there 

imprisoned under his custody ; as the king has given them licence to 

pass without let to Flanders by the river Thames. By C. 

Aug. 30. To the collectors in Lincolnshire of the subsidy last granted to the 
Westminster, king b}' the clergy of the province of Canterbury. Order, upon the peti- 
tion of the prior of Spaldyng, if assured that he or his predecessors after 
the 20th year of King Edward I acquired to them and their house certain 
lands in SpaldjTig, Pyncebek and Multon, and that the same are 
taxed towards the subsidy last granted by the laity, to stay altogether 
their demand for the subsidy for the lands so newly acquired ; as 
his petition shews that though he is ready with the laity to pay the 
subsidy upon these lands according to the ordinance, the said collectors 
without consideration thereof are endeavouring by ecclesiastical 
censures to compel him to pay to the king's use the subsidy granted 
by the clergy for the said lands, which are taxed among the laity, 
praying for remedy ; and it is not lawful nor reasonable that he should 
pay as well the subsidy granted by the clergy as that granted by the 
laity for the same lands. Proviso that he shall pay as well the subsidy 
granted by the laity for the lands newly acquired as aforesaid as that 
granted by the clergy for all other his lands acquired before the date 
above mentioned. 

Sept. 7. To the bailiffs of Great Jememuth. Order, if the men of Flanders 

Westminster, imprisoned in that town shall find mainpernors, for whom the bailiffs 

will answer, that they will not leave the town nor eloign therefrom 

any of their goods or chattels, to set them free from prison, suffering 



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them under a sure mainprise to dwell within the town and ply their 
craft there until further order ; as lately the king ordered the bailiffs 
to arrest all men of Flanders who were in the town and the suburbs 
thereof and all their goods and chattels there, and until further order 
honourably to guard their bodies and safe keep their goods without 
removal of aught as they would answer it to the king and the said 
men ; and now by complaint of the Flemings dwelling in the said 
town the king has learned that the baiUffs have arrested them and 
are keeping them in close custody in prison contrary to the intent 
of the king and council and to the form of the said command. 

Sept. 16. To the collectors of the petty custom in the port of London. Order 
Westminstor. to suffer John Aubrey and John de Hedyngham citizens and merchants 
of London to lade in ships in that port nine tuns of honey by them 
lately bought of men of Janua, and after payment of the customs 
thereupon due by themselves or their servants to take the same over 
to Durdraght in Seland in order to bring again to England wine to 
the value thereof, any proclamations, ordinances or commands to the 
contrary notwithstanding ; as the king has given them licence so 
to do. 

Membrane 17. 
Aug. 27. To John atte Welde escheator in Essex and Hertfordshire. Order 

Westminster, to suffer the prior and convent of Waltham abbey, now void by the 
death of Thomas de Wolmersty the last abbot, to have without let 
the keeping of the abbey and of all lands, goods and chattels thereto 
pertaining, disposing thereof as shall seem to be for the most 
advantage of the abbey, according to the charters of the king's fore- 
fathers and his confirmation thereof, and as they and their predecessors 
used to have in times of vacancies, saving to the king the knights' 
fees and advowsons of churches to the said abbey belonging, and 
the issues during tliis vacancy of any lands by the abbot or his 
predecessors acquired in mortmain since 10 March in the 6th year of 
the reign ; as among the other liberties granted as aforesaid to the 
canons of Holy Cross Waltham it is granted that upon the decease 
of the abbot they shall have freedom of election, and that until they 
have an abbot the abbey and all the possessions thereof shall be in 
the hand and keeping of the said canons, and all rents, issues and 
goods of the said house shall by them be freely spent to the use of the 
poor and the profit of the church ; and on the date above mentioned 
the king by charter confirmed the same, granting further to the then 
abbot and the convent that they and their successors shall fully use 
and enjoy the liberties and quittances in the said charters contained 
though heretofore in any case they or their predecessors used not any 
of them. 

The like to the following : 

John Rokwode escheator in Norffolk. 

John de Olneye escheator in Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire. 

John Froille escheator in Berkshire. 

John de Bisshopeston escheator in Surrey. 

Walter de Kelby escheator in Lincolnsliire. 

John Bemes mayor of the city of London and escheator therein. 

May 2. To John Kjiyvet and liis fellows, justices appointed to hold pleas 

Westminster, before the king. Order by writ of nisi prius, according to the 



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statutes and to the law and custom of England, to command an in- 
quisition which remains to be taken between the king and Master 
Alexander de Neville for prosecution of the execution of a judgment 
rendered before the king in liis court concerning the archdeaconry 
of Cornwall lately void and in the king's gift, to be taken before the 
justices of assize in Cornwall. By C. 

Sept. 10. To Wilham de Wyndesore the king's lieutenant in Ireland. Order 
Westminster, to stay and altogether cease until other order be taken by the king 
and council, or until further instructions be sent him, the levying or 
collecting of the sums hereinafter mentioned, and of all other the 
tallages, fines and imposts by him unlawfully laid upon the mayor 
and commonalty and upon the citizens of Dublin in Ireland ; as by 
their complaint the king has learned that the lieutenant on the king's 
behalf ordered the said mayor and twelve true men of the said city 
lately to come before him at Kilkenny and there abide, not suffering 
them to depart thence until by duress they granted for themselves and 
the said commonalty that 100 marks should be paid him, that by 
writ under the seal used in Ireland he ordered Edmund Berle, 
Nicholas Serjant, William Serjant, Richard Chaumberleyn, John 
Bukeland, Geoffrey Gallan, John Foyl and Walter Passavant citizens 
of Dublin to come from that city to the city of Lymeric and there 
to abide and dwell, there detaining them until by a great sum they 
made fine with him to have Hcence to return thence to Dublin, and 
that at the last parhament holden at Balidoulle he unlawfully laid 
upon the said mayor and commonalty a tallage of 200 marks, and 
divers other taUages, fines, extortions and imposts not to be borne 
it is said, to the impoverishment of the king and his people of the 
said city ; and in consideration of the hurt and peril which is like to 
happen thereby to the said city and to Ireland the king would make 
provision against the same, as he is bound to do. By p.s. [28820.] 

[Fcedera.] 

To the same. Like order, mutatis mutandis ; as by complaint of the 
mayor, steward and commonalty of his town of Droghda in Ireland 
the king has learned that his said lieutenant on the king's behalf 
ordered the said mayor and steward and twelve true men of the said 
town lately to come before him at Kilkenny and there abide, not suffer- 
ing them to depart thence until by duress they granted for themselves 
and the said commonalty that 100 marks should be paid him, that 
by writ under the seal used in Ireland he ordered Richard Mole, 
Richard Rath, Thomas Rath the elder, Thomas Asshe, Henry 
Garnoun and Roger Heyn burgesses of the said town to come thence 
to the city of Lymeric and there abide and dwell, there detaining 
them until by a great sum they made fine with him for licence to 
return to Droghda, and that at the last parliament holden at 
Balidoulle he unlawfully laid upon the said mayor and steward and 
the commonalty a tallage of 240 marks etc. (as the last). 

[Ihid.] 

Sept. 16. To Thomas de Metham knight. Order upon his allegiance and 

Westminster, under pain of forfeiture forbidding him to lay upon John Pothowe, 

his men or servants, any hurt, oppression, wrong, threat or hindrance 

whereby they may be hindered in cpllecting and levying the subsidy 



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last granted to the king by the commoas of England, or in their own 
business, that by his default tlie lev'y or collection thereof be not 
dela3'ed, and no loud complaint a second time come to the king's 
ear by reason whereof the king should have matter of wrath against 
him ; as the king by letters patent has appointed the said John with 
other his lieges to levy, collect and receive the said subsidy in York- 
shire to the king's use, by other letters patent takjng him, liis goods, 
chattels and property whatsoever, his men and servants into the king's 
special protection, and forbidding all and singular to lay upon them 
wrong, trouble, hurt or grievance ; and now on behalf of the said John 
the king has learned that the said Thomas has sent to his house at 
Yucliet great number of armed men, who by command of the said Thomas 
a great while there besieged the said John, his wife and household, 
broke liis gates and close there, continually assaulted him and Ms 
men and servants who were in the said house with intent to slay 
them, grievously wounding four men of his said servants, and drove 
thence the said John, his wife and the residue of his servants, so that 
he, his wife or his men and servants for fear of death and the threats 
made against them by the said Thomas and his accomplices dared 
not repair tliither or elsewhere abide in the country, nor did the said 
John dare to engage in the collection of the said subsidy, and inflicted 
on them great number of other hurts in contempt of the king, 
delaying the said collection, contrary to the said protection and in 
breach of the peace ; and the king will not longer endure the crimes 
so committed in contempt of him. 

Sept. 18. To Simon Warde escheator in Roteland. Order not to meddle 
Westminster, further with the bailiwick of keeping the king's forest in Roteland 
and with the manor of Braunston taken into the king's hand by the 
death of Alice who was \vife of John Wardedieu, delivering to the said 
Jolin any issues thereof taken ; as the king has learned by inquisition, 
taken by the escheator, that the said Alice at her death being jointly 
enfeoffed with her said husband (yet living) held the said baihwick 
by gift of Robert Wardedieu of Bodyham and John de la Porte made 
with the king's licence to them and the said John's heirs, and the 
said manor by fine levied in the king's court to them and the heirs of 
their bodies, and that the said bailiwick is held in chief by the service 
of rendering 40s. a year at the exchequer, the said manor oi others 
than the king. 

Sept, 18. To John Rous escheator in Leycestershire. Order not to meddle 
Westminster, further with a manor in Adloxton, 5 marks of rent in Carleton Curly 
and 205. of rent in Somurdeby taken into the king's hand by the death 
of Alice who was wife of John Wardedieu, delivering to the said John 
any issues thereof taken ; as the king has learned by inquisition, 
taken by the escheator, that the said Alice at her death held no lands 
in that county in chief in her demesne as of fee, but being jointly 
enfeoffed A\ith her said husband held the said manor and rents by 
virtue of a gift made by Henry W^ardedieu and John Courthorp to 
them and the heirs of the said John, and that the same are held of 



others than the king. 



Sept. 25. 
Westminster. 



To John Froille escheator in Berkshire. Order to deliver the manor 
of Mollisford, taken into the king's hand by the death of Leonard de 
Carreu, together with the issues thereof taken, to the next friend of 



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the said Leonard (sic) to whom the heritage may not descend to be kept 
to the heir's use according to the statute ; as the king has learned 
by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that the said Leonard at his 
death held no lands in that county in chief in his demesne £is of fee 
by reason whereof the wardship of his land and heir ought at present to 
pertain to the king, but held the said manor of the king in socage 
by the service of rendering 2s. a year by the hands of the sheriff for 
all services, and that Thomas his son is his next heir, and is of the 
age of one year. 

Membrane 16. 

Aug. 26. To Thomas do Fulnetby, William Stayn, Frederick de Tilneye, John 
Westminster. Hode, William Bus.sy and John de Welby of Roppesleye. Order, 
under pain of forfeiture, on sight of these presents forthwith ceasing 
every excuse to cause all and singular the parishes of Lincolnshire as well 
in the parts of Holand and Kesteven as of Lyndeseye, within liberties 
and without, to be apportioned and assessed by the advice and at 
the discretion of John bishop of Lincoln, the abbot of Barlynges, 
Ralph de Crombewell and John Paynell w hom the king has appointed 
in that county overseers of the apportionment, assessment, levying 
and collection of the subsidy of II65. of every parish lately granted to 
the king, without favour to any sparing none according to the true 
value of the lands, goods and chattels of the parishioners as well 
lords as labourers, craftsmen, workmen and others of whatsoever 
estate or condition, except the lands and possessions of ecclesiastical 
persons taxed with the clergy before 20 Edward I, and to cause the 
portions so assessed upon the parishes to be levied to the king's use of 
all his subjects of the said parishes as well of the lords of towns as of the 
labourers etc. without severance of hundreds, wapentakes and other 
places, so that answer be made to the king for one moiety thereof at Mar- 
tinmas next and for the other moiety at Easter following, notwithstand- 
ing that the said men of Holand used to be taxed with the men of 
Kesteven in singular the taxations, tallages and other charges heretofore 
granted to the king, so behaving in this behalf that no loud complaint 
shall a second time come to the king's ear ; as lately in aid of the expenses 
which he must incur as well for the safety and defence of the realm 
and of the shipping thereof as for furtherance of the war wdth France, 
the earls, barons, lords and commons of the realm granted the king 
the subsidy aforesaid to be levied of every parish of the realm, so 
that every parish of greater value shall aid and contribute rateably to 
another of less value without severance by hundreds, wapentakes or 
otherwise of all the king's secular subjects being lords of towns, manors, 
lands, goods and chattels etc. whatsoever, labourers, craftsmen and 
workmen of whatsoever estate or condition, the county of Cestre and 
the lands and possessions of ecclesiastical persons put in mortmain 
and with the clergy taxed towards the tenth before 20 Edward 1 being 
excepted ; and wdlling that answer be made for the same the king 
by letters patent appointed the said Thomas and the others named 
five, four, three and two of them, to assess, levy and collect as afore- 
said in Lincolnshire (with the above exception) 3,636^. 12s. whereat 
are assessed the parishes thereof within liberties and without according 
to the apportionment by the number of parishes returned in chancery ; 
and now by plaint of the men of Lyndeseye the king has learned that, 
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those in the parts of Lyndeseye and Kesteven, the men of Holand 
altogether refuse to contribute aught in aid of the men of Lyi^<^leseye, 
though one parish in the parts of Holand exceeds the value of many 
parishes in the parts of Lyndeseye, for that in singular the aids, 
tallages and other charges heretofore granted to the king by the 
commons of the realm tliey used to be taxed (it is said) with the men 
of Kesteven and not with the men of Lyndeseye, to -the hurt of the 
men of Lyndeseye and delay of the levy aforesaid and contrary to the 
purpose of the grant, wherefore the king is moved to anger ; and it 
is his will that the subsidy be levied in accordance w4th the grant. 

Mandate to the said bishop, abbot, Ralph and Jolin Paynell, over- 
seers of the assessment and levying of the said subsidy, to cease every 
excuse and oversee the apportionment, assessment and levy thereof, 
so that it be assessed evenly upon the men of the parishes of that 
county without severance of hundreds, wapentakes or other places 
whatsoever, or favour to any person. By C. 

Aug. 28, To the alderman and all the commonalty of the town of Grantham. 

Westminster. Order, upon the petition of the abbot of Croxton, collector in Lincoln- 
shire, Leycestershire and Roteland of the subsidy last granted to the 
king by the clergy of the province of Canterbury, to deliver to the 
said abbot a strong and sure house in that town for keeping the money 
from the said subsidy arising, as they will answer it before the king 
himself, causing him upon warning received to have the king's safe and 
sure conduct for himself, liis men, horses, harness and property coming 
to the said town with such money and thence returning to his own 
again ; as his petition shews that his abbey is situate in a rural place 
far distant from other towns in every direction, and that he has no 
sure place to keep the said money, praying that a strong house in 
the said town be appointed for the purpose. 

Sept. 10. To the justices of the Common Bench in Ireland. Order, upon the 
Westminster, petition of Thomas Bache the king's clerk, parson of Kilbery in the 
diocese of Meath, to continue in the same state as it now is until 
debate be had in chancery between the king and the said Thomas 
concerning the revocation of a confirmation of his estate in the said 
church made by the king, or until further order, a process pending 
before the said justices between the king and Miles Rodipak and the 
said Thomas ; as on 22 December last, desiring to make provision 
for his security, the king confirmed the estate of the said Thomas as 
aforesaid, willing that he should not in time to come be impeached or 
troubled by the king, his heirs or ministers whatsoever touching his 
possession thereof by reason of any right or title now or hereafter 
vesting in the king or his heirs ; and after on being informed that he 
was deceived therein, for that the confirmation was by untrue sugges- 
tion granted to his prejudice and to the disherison of the heir of Peter 
le Butiller who acquired the said advowson of the said Miles in fee, 
being a minor in his wardsliip, the king ordered William de Wyndesore 
his lieutenant in Ireland to give notice to the said Thomas to be before 
him in the chancery of England in the quinzaine of Micliaelmas next 
to shew cause wherefore that confirmation ought not to be revoked, 
and further to do and receive what the court should determine in that 
behalf ; and now the said Thomas has prayed the king for a stay of the 
said plea pending before the justices against the said Miles and 



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Thomas, that they shall suffer the king to present to the said church, 
until the process pending without debate in chancery concerning the 
said revocation shall be determined. 

The like to the justices appointed to hold pleas wliich follow the 
king's lieutenant in Ireland. 

Sept. 14. To the executors of Robert Ruthyn, subconstable of Alan de Buxhull 
Westminster, constable of the Tower of London who is afar off. Order to deliver 
by indenture to Walter de Chippenham the prisoners in the said 
Tower, the keys and all other things in their keeping which concern 
the said office ; as the king has appointed him to do all things which 
pertain to the office of constable until the coming of the said Alan to 
England, or until further order. It is the king's will that the said 
executors be discharged toward him. 

Sept, 26. To John Froille escheator in the county of Suthampton. Order to 
Westminster, remove the king's hand, and not to meddle further with the manor of 
Aunedeport, delivering up any issues thereof taken ; as the king has 
learned by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that Leonard de 
Carreu at liis death held no lands in that county in chief in his 
demesne as of fee, but long before liis departure from England over 
sea made a feoffment of the said manor to Hugh Harston, Ralph 
Clatford, Thomas Stone chaplain and John Matesford, their heirs and 
assigns, and that it is held of others than the king. 

To Thomas Chaumbernoun escheator in Devon. Order to remove 
the king's hand, and not to meddle further with the lands taken into 
the king's hand by the death of Leonard de Carreu, dehvering up any 
issues thereof taken ; as the king has learned by inquisition, taken 
by the escheator, that the said Leonard at his death held no lands 
in that county in chief nor of others in liis demesne as of fee, but 
long before his death made a feoffment of all his lands in Devon to 
Thomas Stone parson of Combe Ralegh, John Mattesford, Hugh 
Harstoun and Ralph Clattesford, their heirs and assigns, and that 
the same are held of others than the king. 

Nov. 26. To John Knyvet and his fellows, justices appointed to hold pleas 
Westminster, before the king. Order by writ of nisi prius according to the statutes 
to command that an inquisition which remains to be taken before 
them between the king and Thomas bishop of Durham and John de 
Henle clerk, namely whether a judgment rendered before the king 
that the said bishop should suffer him to present to the church of 
Hoghton has been executed or no, be taken before one of the king's 
justices. By K. 

Membrane 15. 

July 30. To the customers in the port of London for the time being. Order 

Westminster and charge, if Richard earl of Arondell and Surreye be not yet contented 
Palace. Qf ^yhat is due to him by the indentures hereinafter recited, to suffer 
him or his deputies to levy and have 2 J marks of every sack of wool 
laded in that port until he be so contented ; as the king with a number 
of prelates, earls, lords, knights, clerks and other his lieges is bound 
to the said earl in 20,000/. of him received by name of a prest, to be 
paid to the said earl or his deputies at the feasts of the Ascension and 



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of St. John Baptist next, for payment whereof the king and they have 
given tlieir bond in 20,000 marks, and for other 10,000 marks the king 
and any his officers are bound hkewise to pay 2| marks a sack of 
the customs and subsidies upon wool laded in the said port, as in the 
said indentures is contained, wherefore on 3 August last the king 
* commanded and charged the said customers to view the said indentures, 

and to suffer tlic said carl and his deputies to levy 2i marks of every 
such sack from that time to the feast of St. John Baptist following 
until contented as aforesaid. French. 
Et erat patens. 

Aug. 10. To William Banastre escheator in Salop. Order to take the fealty 

Westminster, of Robert son and heir of John de Scint George, tenant by knight 
service of the heir of Roger do Mortuo Mari carl of March tenant in 
chief a minor in the king's wardship, according to the form of a 
schedule enclosed, and to cause him to have seisin of his said father's 
lands which are in the king's hand by his death and by reason of 
the said Robert's nonage ; as he has proved his age before the escheator. 



Sept. 8. To W. archbishop of Canterbury, and to the collectors in the diocese 

Westminster, of Canterbury of the subsidy last granted to the king by the clergy of 
that province. Order, upon the petition of the brethren of the 
Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem in England, if assured that the 
brethren have heretofore paid the fifteenths and all other charges and 
subsidies granted to the king and his forefathers for all their lands and 
rents in that diocese, their ecclesiastical benefices excepted, with laymen 
and not with the clergy as it is said, to stay altogether the demand 
made upon them for payment of the said subsidy in respect of the 
lands for which they are assessed among laymen ; as their petition 
shews that in all times past they and their predecessors paid as afore- 
said with laymen and not with the clergy, and that they are with 
laymen assessed for all their lands towards the subsidy last granted 
as used to be done of old time, but that the archbishop and collectors 
not considering this are endeavouring by ecclesiastical censures to 
compel them with the clergy to pay to the king's use the subsidy last 
granted by the clergy for their lands and rents so taxed among laymen, 
as though the same were annexed to their spiritualities which they are 
not, praying for remedy. Proviso that they pay as well with the 
laity the subsidy granted by the laity for all their lands and rents as 
with the clergy the subsidy granted by the clergy for their 
ecclesiastical benefices. 

The like to the following : 

W. bishop of Winchester and the collectors in that diocese. 

S. bishop of London and the collectors in that diocese. 

H. bishop of Norwich and the collectors in that diocese. 

J. bishop of Lincoln and the collectors in that diocese. 

R. bishop of Coventre and Lichefeld and the collectors in that 
diocese. 

W. bishop of Hereford and the collectors in that diocese. 

W. bishop of Worcester and the collectors in that diocese. 

Th. bishop of Exeter and the collectors in that diocese. 

R. bishop of SaUsbury and the collectors in that diocese. 

J. bishop of Ely and the collectors in that diocese. 



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J. bishop of Bath and Wells and the collectors in that diocese. 
\N . bishop of Cicestre and the collectors in that diocese. 
Th. bishop of Rochester and the collectors in that diocese. 

To J. archbishop of York, and to the collectors in the diocese of 
York of the subsidy granted by the clergy of that province. Lik5 
order. 

The like to the following : 

Th. bishop of Durham and the collectors in that diocese. 
Th. bishop of Karliol and the collectors in that diocese. 

Sept. 26. To Robert de Twyford escheator in Notinghamshire and Derbyshire. 
Wostmiuster. Order to deliver to William brother of Nicholas de Caatilupo the 
manor of Ilkeston and castle of Greseleye, together with the issues 
thereof taken since the death of Nicholas son of William de Cantilupo ; 
as the king has learned by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that 
Nicholas de Cantilupo at his death held no lands in that county {sic) 
in chief in his demesne as of fee, but that Thomas de Newemarche 
knight, John Buscy and Hugh de Cressy gave to Joan (now deceased) 
who was wife of Nicholas de Cantilupo knight the manor and castle 
aforesaid for her life with remainder to the said Nicholas son of 
William and to the heirs of his body, remainder if he should die without 
issue to William his brother, that by virtue thereof the same ought 
to remain to the said William brother of Nicholas for that 
the said Nicholas is dead without issue, and that the said manor is 
held of the heir of H«nry de Bello Monte tenant in chief, a minor in 
the king's wardship, and the said castle in chief by knight service as 
of the honour of Peverell ; and the king has respited the homage and 
fealty of William brother of Nicholas until Christmas next, for that 
he is abiding on the king's service in Aquitaine. 

Sept. 26. To Jolin de Olneye escheator in Bukinghamshire. Order to deliver 
Westminster, to Wilham brother of Nicholas de Cantilupo the manor of Little Clayton 
together with the issues thereof taken since the death of Nicholas son 
of William de Cantilupo, but not to meddle further with the manor of 
Heselbergh, delivering up any issues thereof taken ; as the king has 
learned by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that Nicholas de 
Cantilupo at his death held no lands in that county in chief, but 
that Tlaomas Newemarche knight, John de Buscy and Hugh de 
Cressi were seised in their demesne as of fee of the said manors 
of Clayton and Eselbergh, and gave the same to Joan (now deceased) 
who Avas wife of Nicholas de Cantilupo knight for her life with 
remainder to the said Nicholas son of Wilham and the heirs of 
Ms body, remainder if he should die without issue to William his 
brother and the heirs of his body, that after the said Joan's death 
the said Nicholas son of William entered and died seised of the said 
manors without heir of his body, that by virtue of the aforesaid gift 
the same ought to remain to the said William brother of Nicholas, 
and that the said manor of Clayton is held of the king as of the honour 
of Peverell by the service of one laiight's fee, and the said manor of 
Heselbergh of others than the king ; and the king has respited etc. 
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Oct. 8. To the keeper or farmers for the time being of tlie manors and lands 

Westminster, which were of John de Moubray of Axihohn tenant in chief decea.scd. 
Order to pay to John de Derby servant of the deceased the arrears of 
2d. a day from 28 April in the 43rd year of the reign, and henceforward 
to pay him that daily sum every year at the accustomed terms, taking 
his acquittance for ever}' payment ; as the said John de Moubray 
in his life time by writing, which on the aforesaid date the king by 
letters patent confinned, granted to his said servant for 60 years 
the ward of lirembre castle and the office of hayward (messer) of his 
manors of Kyngesbcrnes and Bedynges with all profits thereto pertain- 
ing, taking during the said term for all manner of profits 2d. a day for 
performing the said offices in person, so that if he shall die within that 
term or refuse so to do, or shall make notorious default or fault therein, 
the same should revert to the grantor and to his heirs. 
Et erat patens. 

Membrane 14. 

Oct. 15. To John de Rokwode escheator in Norffolk and Suffolk. Order to 

Westminster, cause William son and heir of John Bardolf of Wirmegeye tenant in 

chief to have seisin of his said father's lands which are in the king's 

hand by his death ; as he has proved his age before the escheator, 

and the king has taken his homage and fealty. By p.s. [28837.*] 

To John Welde escheator in Essex and Hertfordshire. Like order, 
as the said William has proved his age before Jolin de Rokwode. 

By p.s. {the same writ). 
The like to the following : 

Walter de Kelby escheator in Lincolnshire. 

Robert de Twyford escheator in Notjiighamshire and Derby- 
shire. 
John Rous escheator in Warwickshire and Leycestershire. 
John de Olneye escheator in Bukinghamshire. 
John de Bisshopeston escheator in Surrey and Sussex. 
William Aunccll escheator in Gloucestershire. 
William Cheyne escheator in Dorset. By p.s. (the same wTit). 

Oct. 16. To Thomas de Musgrave escheator in Northumberland. Order 

Westminster, to cause Walter son and heir of Henry Tailboys tenant in cliief to have 

seisin of his said father's lands which are in the king's hand by his 

death ; as the said Walter has proved his age before the escheator, 

and the king has taken his homage and fealty. By p.s. [28833.] 



Membrane 13. 
Oct. 20. To Thomas de Musgrave escheator in Westmorland. Order to 

Westminster, remove the king's hand, and not to meddle further with a messuage 
and about 40 acres of land and waste called Likebergh in Kendale in 
the town of Stirklandketle taken into the king's hand by the death 
of Swan de Derlay and by reason of the nonage of his heir, delivering 
up any issues thereof taken since the death of Thomas son of Swan ; as 
the king has learned by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that the 
premises came to his hands by the death of the said Swan, who held 
them of the knights' fees that were of William de Cuucy knight, late 
in the king's hand, by homage and suit of his court of Kirkeby in 

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Kendale every three weeks and by the service of rendering Sd. a year 
at Martinmas and Whitsuntide by even portions, and by reason 
of the nonage of Thomas his son and heir, who died within age in 
the king's wardship, and are yet in his hand, and that Roger son of 
Thomas de Derlay brother (frater) of the said Swan and uncle 
(avunculus) of the said Tiiomas son of Swan is his next heir and of 
full age ; and the king lately gave to John de Coupland (deceased) 
and Joan his wife (yet living) for life all the lands, rents and services, 
fees and advowsons which were of the said William de Cuucy. 

Nov. 16. To the mayor and bailiffs of the city of Dublin. Order with what 
Westminster, speed it may lawfully be done to proceed according to the law and 
custom of Ireland to take an assize of fresh force against Richard 
Strokys concerning a messuage and appurtenances in that city, not- 
withstanding that the same is now in the king's hand it is said, but 
so as not to proceed to rendering of judgment without advising the 
king ; as the king has learned that John Blakebourne lately arraigned 
that assize before the said mayor and bailiffs in the court of the said 
city according to the liberties thereof, and that although it so far 
proceeded that judgment was given for taking the same by default of 
the said Richard, they have hitherto deferred to proceed to take the 
same for that in his pleading the said Richard alleged that the premises 
with all other his lands in the said city were seized into the king's 
hand and are yet in his hand by virtue of a writ of the exchequer of 
Ireland addressed to the said mayor and to the escheator in Ireland, 
containing that the said Richard is bound to the king and to William 
de Wyndesore his lieutenant in Ireland in divers debts and accounts, 
wherefore the said John has prayed the king that the assize be taken. 

Oct. 26. To W^illiam Cheyne escheator in Somerset. Order to remove the 

Westminster, king's hand, and not to meddle further with a messuage, a toft and 
one carucate of land of Robert Lambroke in Kyngesbury Episcopi and 
Southpederton, delivering up any issues thereof taken ; as lately the 
king ordered the escheator to certify under seal in chancery the cause 
wherefore the premises were by him taken into the king's hand, and 
he returned that he so took the same for that he found by inquisition, 
before him taken of his office, that John atte Yerd of Estlambroke, 
tenant thereof for life with reversion to the said Robert, was indicted 
for divers felonies, and after the said felonies demised the premises 
to the said Robert, and that the said John was after outlawed at 
the suit of Ralph Daubeney knight upon a plea of account, and for 
no other cause ; and the king reckons that cause insufficient. By C. 

Nov. 28. To John Knyvet and Thomas de Ingelby justices appointed to hold 

Westminster, pleas before the king. Order to admit Edmund de Chelreye to be their 

fellow ; as it is the king's will that he shall be one of the said justices 

during pleasure. By K. 

Dec. 2. To Alan de BuxhuU keeper of the Tower of London, or to his lieu- 

Westminster, tenant there. Order of the king's favour to set free Hugh de Redhoo, 
who is there imprisoned for particular causes. By K. 

Nov. 16. To John Knyvet and Thomas de Ingelby justices appointed to 
Westminster, hold pleas before the king. Order by writ of nisi prius to cause the 



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inquisition whcrcnpon Nicholas Lawe bailiff of Foxton market has 
put himself, being indicted for taking Henry Oarlek of Berton 
indicted for the theft of divers chattels, and for that the said Henry 
escaped him and the said chattels remained with him, to be taken before 
them or one of them. 

Nov. 30. To Edmund Cheyne escheator in Dorset. Order to. take the fealty 
VVestminater. of Cicely daughter and heir of Simon de Whitewelle according to the 
form of a schedule enclosed, and to deliver to her two thirds of the 
manor of Wynterboume Kyngeston taken into the king's hand by 
the said Simon's death, together with the issues thereof taken : as the 
king has learned by inquisition, taken at the king's command by William 
ChejTie late escheator, that the said Simon at his death held no lands 
in that county in chief in his demesne as of fee by reason whereof the 
wardship of his lands ought at present to pertain to the king, but held in 
fee tail the said two thirds in chief in socage, by the service of rendering 
to the king 40s. a year by the hands of the sheriff for all services, of a 
gift made by fine levied in the king's court with his licence to William 
de Witewell his father and Katherine his mother and to the heirs of 
their bodies, that by the form of the gift the same ought to descend 
to the said Cicely after the death of the said William, Katherine and 
Simon, and that she is of the age of twelve years. 

Oct. 16. To William de Latimer keeper of the king's forest beyond Trent, 

Westminster, or to his representative in the forest of Galtris. Order to deliver to 
bail, if replevisable according to the assize of the forest, John Gregory 
of Crayke, William Fleccher of Crayke, William Day of Brandesby, 
William del Bank of Crayke and Thomas Scotte of Crayke, taken and 
imprisoned in Davy prison for an alleged trespass of venison in the 
said forest for which they are indicted, if they shall find every one of 
them twelve free men of that bailiwick who shall mainpern to have 
them before the justices next in eyre for pleas of the forest in 
Yorkshire at their coming to those parts-, in order to stand to right 
concerning that trespass, bringing before the said justices the names 
of the twelve men and this writ. 

Oct. 26. To John de Foxle keeper of the king's forest this side Trent, or to 

Westminster, his representative in the forest of Racchich. Like order to dehver to 
bail Peter Whyte parson of Bokelond St. Mary and Adam Swyft, 
taken and imprisoned in Neuton prison for an alleged trespass of 
venison in the said forest for which they are indicted, if they shall 
find either of them twelve mainpernors to have them before the justices 
in eyre in Somerset. 

Aug. 2. To John duke of Lancastre and his fellows, justices appointed in 

Westminster. Lancashire to hear and determine divers felonies, trespasses and 
evildoings in their commission contained as well at the suit of the king 
£is of other complainants. Order to proceed to make inquisition 
concerning the said felonies, trespasses etc., doing justice to the parties 
who \\iU complain before them, according to the law and custom of the 
realm and their commission aforesaid, the ordinance made in the last 
parliament notwithstanding ; as the king has learned that although great 
number of felonies etc. are committed in that county by great number 
of men of the county and elsewhere, the said justices have hitherto taken 



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no heed to make inquisition concoi iiing them, to punish the guilty or shew 
justice to the complainants, whereat he marvels ; and it is the king's 
will that those felonies etc. shall not go without punishment. By K. 

Membrane 12. 

Oct. 10. To Robert de Umframville, Roger de Wyderyngton, Richard de 

Westminster. Horsleye, Robert de Haggarston, William de Heppescotes, Hugh 
Galoun, Thomas Galoun and John Mitford. Order on sight of these 
presents forthwith fairly to apportion, assess and tax all the men of 
the liberty of Hextildesham, as well lords of towns as labourers, crafts- 
men, workmen and others of whatever estate or condition, not shewing 
favour to any, for their lands, goods and chattels within the said 
liberty, except the lands of ecclesiastical persons by them acquired 
before 20 Edward I and taxed with the clergy towards the tenth and 
other quotas, certifying as well the king at the exchequer as John 
archbishop of York before St. Andrew's day of the sum at which they 
shall be so assessed and taxed, and staying altogether the levy of the 
whole sum at which the men of the said liberty shall be assessed ; 
as lately in aid of the costs which the king must needs incur as well 
for defence of the kingdom and the shipping thereof as for furtherance 
of the war \\ith France, the earls, barons, lords and commons of 
England granted the king a subsidy of 11 65. to be levied and collected 
of every parish of the realm, so that a parish of greater value should 
aid and contribute rateably to a parish of less value ; and now 
petition is made to the king on behalf of the said archbishop, being 
lord of the said liberty, shewing that he is ready to pay the king the 
whole sum at which the men thereof shall by reason of their lands, 
goods and chattels within the hberty be assessed and taxed according 
to the said grant, and praying that the levy thereof from the said men 
be stayed ; and Richard de Ravensere the king's clerk archdeacon 
of Lincoln and Henry de Barton the said archbishop's steward have 
mainperned for him before the king for payment of the said sum 
before the octaves of St. Andrew next. 

Oct. 16. To Alan del Strother bailiff of the liberty of Tyndale. Order to 

Westminster, deliver to John Vespount the manors of Aldeston and Elleryngton and 
the advowson of Kirkehalgh, together with the issues thereof taken ; 
as the king has learned by inquisition, taken by the said bailiff, that 
Robert Vespount at his death held the premises for life of the gift of 
William de Salkeld parson of a mediety of Ayketon and Ralph de 
Cryngyldyk chaplain, with remainder to Nicholas his son and to the 
heirs male of his body, remainder for lack of such an heir to William 
brother of Nicholas and to the heirs male of his body, remainder for 
lack of such an heir to the said John Vespount brother of William and 
to the heirs male of his body, that the premises are held of the king 
as of his manor of Werk in Tyndale by the service of one knight's 
fee, and that by virtue of the said gift they ought to remain to the 
said John as aforesaid, being of full age, for that both Nicholas and 
W^illiam died without issue male ; and the king has taken the said 
John's homage and fealty. By p.s. [28838.] 

Oct. 20. To William de Wyndesore the king's lieutenant in Ireland. Order, 

Westminster, at his peril, to stay altogether the levy of all manner of tallages, fines, 

ransoms and imposts by him laid upon the people in Ireland, and 



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henceforth utterly to cease from lajang upon them such undue tallages 
and exactions until other order be taken by the king and council, 
suffering the prelates and other ecclesiastical persons in Ireland 
without let to use and enjoy their privileges and liberties whatsoever 
as heretofore, and freely to dispose of the fruits of their benefices, 
and allowing free passage to the king's lieges who for lawful causes 
will come to him in England ; as the said William. well knows how 
the king trusting in his circumspection and faithfulness appointed him 
lieutenant in Ireland under a particular form and condition specified 
in a certain indenture between them made, in the hope to give peace 
and rest to his said people ; and now to his sorrow the king has heard 
by complaint of great number of his lieges of Ireland that the 
lieutenant has gone beyond those conditions, laying upon the people 
new and unheard of imposts not to be endured, namely on every 
last of herring 3s., on every hundred of great fish I2d., on every hundred 
of small fish 6d., on every tun of salmon 45., on every pipe of salmon 25., 
on every tun of wine 65. 8d., on every pipe of uane 35. 4d., on every 
pound of flesh of oxen, swine and sheep Qd., on every wey of wheat 
65. Sd., on every wey of malt, beans, peas, barley, rye and 'hastinel '* 
55., on every wey of salt O5. Sd., on every pound of fells of horses, 
harts and plough horses and of 'pilfel,' of linen and woollen cloths, 
faldings and all manner of other merchandise Qd., likewise on every 
carucate of land tilled throughout all Ireland 135. 4c?., and upon the 
clergy there a two years' tenth, moreover demanding and levying 
3,000/. at a parliament holden at Kilkenny, and 2,000/. at a parliament 
holden at Balydoille, in particular counties by themselves half a mark 
of every carucate of land, in others a set number of kine and of quarters 
of wheat and oats, of divers cities and towns particular sums of money, 
and of the citizens of divers cities at his will particular fines and 
ransoms to discharge them of abiding at Lymeryk, and hindering 
divers the king's lieges of Ireland who felt themselves aggrieved by 
the lieutenant and other the king's ministers of Ireland contrary to 
the law and custom of Ireland from repairing to the king for redress ; 
wherefore after deliberation had with the council touching the 
premises, it seems to the council that by such imposts and exactions 
peril of the loss of Ireland is like to arise. 
[Foedera.] 

Oct. 15. To the justices of the Bench. Order lawfully to proceed in certain 

Westminster, processes before them pending against great number of the king's 
lieges to whom he lately granted letters patent of protection wdth 
the clause volumus for a set time when about to sail upon his service, 
doing full and speedy justice to the parties notwithstanding the 
said letters of protection, and notwithstanding that the terms therein 
contained are not yet expired ; as lately for defence of the realm the 
king assembled a fleet of ships to sail against his enemies if any should 
invade the realm, and granted great number of such letters, which 
were to be of none effect if the said lieges took not their voyage or 
left the king's service before the term ; but the voyage is now at an 
end, and they have left his service. 

The like to John Knyvet and his fellows, justices appointed to 
hold pleas before the king. 

Another writ to the sheriffs of London. 

* So printed in Fcedera ; hastiuelli in Early Statutes of Ireland, p. 478. Hafti- 
nel or haftiuel might also be read. 

CB 17 



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Oct. 8. To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Order, if assured 

Westminster, that the king's toll of the mines in the forest of Dene is parcel of the 
issues and profits of the forest and ought to pertain to Guy de Briene 
by reason of his keeping the same, that he received of Peter de la Mare 
a sum of 211. I2s. as })arcel of the said issues and profits, and that the 
said toll used heretofore to be allowed to the said Guy and other the 
keepers of the said forest in their farm thereof as parcel of the same, to 
stay their demand made by exchequer summons upon the said Guy and 
Peter to account for that sum, thereof discharging them at the exchequer ; 
as lately by letters patent the king granted to the said Guy for life the 
keeping of the castle of St. Briavel and of the said forest with all issues 
and profits thereof arising for a set yearly farm ; and now on behalf of the 
said Guy and Peter the king has learned that, although from the date of 
that grant the said Guy has taken tlie said toll as parcel of his farm, 
and the said Peter has paid him 211. I2s. of that toll as parcel of the 
said issues and profits, the treasurer and the barons are unlawfully 
distraining them to account for that sum by colour of an inquisition 
lately taken before William de Wykeham late keeper of the king's 
forest this side Trent, whereupon the said Peter was indicted for six 
years' detenue of the said toll amounting to the said sum, wherefore 
the said Guy and Peter have prayed for remedy. 

Oct. 20. To Reynold de Sholdam searcher of forfeitures in the water of 

Westminster. Kirkelerode. Order to dearrest and deliver to John Bollard of Causer in 
Seland the master a ship of Causer aforesaid Avith all the rigging and 
gear thereof and with his own merchandise truly customed and cocketed 
therein, to take whither he will, if arrested for the cause hereinafter 
mentioned and for none other, causing the wool therein forfeited to 
be sold at the best price he may to the king's use, and answer to be 
made to the king for the money thereof arising ; as the said John 
has shewn the king that a certain merchant of Lenne without paying 
custom or subsidy thereupon freighted with him in the said ship as 
merchandise customed and cocketed a pipe Rhenish and one bed to 
the measure of one ' baiard ' filled with wool {quandam pijxim 
Beyneuz el unum lectum ad modum unius baiard lanis plenos), and put 
them therein to be taken over sea with other merchandise duly 
customed, the said John knowing nought of the forgery, and that 
the said searcher for that cause arrested and is detaining the ship 
and the merchandise therein found, as he has certified to the king, 
wherefore the said John has prayed the king for dearrest and delivery 
of ship and gear and of his own merchandise truly cocketed and 
customed, as he is vritbout fault in that behalf : and the king with 
assent of the council would deal favourably with him. 

Nov. 12. To John Knyvet and Thomas de Ingelby justices appointed to 

Westminster, hold pleas before the king. Order by writ of nisi prius to cause the 

inquisition whereupon Maud Gilledoghter has put herself before 

the king, being indicted for harbouring Geoffrey Milner chaplain 

outlawed for felony, to be taken before them or one of them. 

Oct. 25. To the same. Order by writ of nisi prius to cause the inquisition 

Westminster, whereupon William son of Marmaduke de Grendale knight (militis) 

has put himself before the king, being indicted for the theft of a horse 

of W^illiam Roberd price one mark, to be taken before them or one 

of them. By C. 



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1;^71. Membrane 11. 

Oct. 26. To William bishop of Worcestor. Order to repair in person to the 

Westminster, abbey of St. Augustine Bristol and to visit the same in the head and 
in the members, the abbot, canons and officers thereof, at his discretion 
reforming and bringino; again to a due estate such undue acts or 
behaviour as he shall find in that behalf, and executing all things 
which concern or may concern the visitation of the said abbey and the 
correction and reformation of the premises ; as by divers in<{uisition3 
taken at the king's command by John Tracy, William Wynterburn, 
Thomas Styward, John Sergeant, William Erlyngham, Ellis Spelly 
and Walter Derby, it is found that the said abbey, acknowledged to 
be of the foundation of the king's forefathers and of his patronage, for 
lack of good governance and by neglect of Henry now abbot, who has 
brought it low as well by sale and conferment of corrodies, by hurtful 
demises to farm of the possessions thereof bringing little or no profit, 
by waste, sale and destruction of the said possessions, as by his 
excessive and fruitless expenses upon the manors, lands, rents, property 
and means thereof, is so burdened with debt that the worship of God 
is ceasing therein, alms and works of piety of old time appointed for 
the souls of the king's forefathers are withdrawn, and it is to be feared 
that the canons there dwelling are like to be dispersed for lack of 
sustenance if a speedy remedy be not applied ; and of his compassion 
for the estate thereof the king would make provision for taking away 
the corrodies and charges aforesaid, for relief and succour of the house 
and increase of the manors, lands etc. thereto belonging, in order 
that the works of piety now withdrawn, the worship of God now ceased, 
and the matter of the gift now diminished may be restored, and may 
increase and flourish. The king has commanded the said abbot, 
canons and ministers and every of them to be obedient and 
intendant to the said bishop in the execution of the premises whenso- 
ever he shall give them notice on the king's behalf. 



Nov. 12. To William de Wyndesore the king's lieutenant in Ireland. Order, 
Westminster, under pain of forfeiture, forbidding him until other order be taken 
by the king and council thereupon to make any processes in any the 
king's courts in Ireland against the mayor and commonalty of the 
city of Dublin, the mayor, steward and commonalty of the town of 
Droghda, the commons of the counties of Dyvelyn, Meath, Uriel and 
Kildare in Ireland, or against any person of the same by reason of 
their resisting or obstructing the payment of the fines, ransoms and 
imposts hereinafter mentioned ; as lately the king commanded his 
said lieutenant altogether to stay the levy of all manner of tallages, 
fines, ransoms and imposts by him laid upon the people in Ireland, 
and utterly to cease from laying upon them undue tallages and 
exactions until other order should be taken by the king and council 
thereupon, having learned by complaint of great number of his lieges 
in Ireland that the lieutenant has gone beyond the conditions contained 
in particular indentures between the king and himself, and has laid 
upon the said people new and unheard of imposts etc. {as above, p. 257) ; 
and now on behalf of the said mayors, steward and commons the king 
is informed that the lieutenant is purposing to make divers processes 
against them in the king's court for resisting and obstructing the 
payment of the fines ransoms and imposts aforesaid, striving to distrain 
them for that cause. 
[Fcedera.] 



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Nov^ 12. To the sherifTs of London. Order, upon the petition of James 
Wostiuinster. Sehind citizen and hostler of London, to cause payment and allowance 
to be made him of the goods in their keeping (if so they be) which 
belong to certain men of Flanders, who were his guests before their 
arrest, for the reasonable expenses which by his oath and by examina- 
tion of the said Flemings the sheriffs shall be assured that he incurred 
upon their maintenance ; as his petition shews that divers men of 
Flanders of the city of London to the number of thirty, whom ^vith 
their goods and chattels there the king lately commanded the sheriffs 
to arrest and detain until further order, before their arrest abode one 
quinzaine in the inn of the said James as his guests, and that after 
their arrest they abode seven weeks at his cost in the king's prison of 
Algate under the sheriffs' custody, praying that he may be contented 
for the expenses of their maintenance. 

Nov. 6. To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Order to stay 

Westminster, their demand made by excliequer summons upon John Burgherssh 
deceased for 20 marks of his lands and chattels in Berkshire for the 
expenses of finding two men at arms for the king's passage to 
Normandy, thereof discharging as well the said deceased as John 
de Burgherssh his son and heir ; as the said deceased was in the king's 
company by his command on his service at the time when he landed 
at Hogges in Normandy and until his return to England, as Edward 
prince of Aquitaine and Wales has testified by his bill. 

Nov. 26. To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Order to stay 
Westminster, their demand made by exchequer summons upon Alice prioress of 
Bromhale for the portion of a sum of 36/. 5s. O^d. falling upon her as 
tenant of certain lands which were of William de la Rokele late Queen 
Philippa's bailiff of the manors of Cokham, Braye, Benetfeld and 
Sonynghull, thereof acquitting her, so that answer be made at the 
exchequer for the portions thereof falling upon other the tenants of 
lands which were the said William's ; as the king of liis favour has 
pardoned her the portion falling upon her for the said lands of the 
said sum wherein the said bailiff was bound to Queen Philippa. By K. 

Nov. 24. To the abbot of Pippewell and his fellows, collectors in Norhampton- 
Westminster. shire of the subsidy last granted to the king by the clergy of the 
realm. Order to stay their demand made upon the two chaplains 
of the chantry of St. Mary of Makeseye to pay the said subsidy with 
the clergy for their possessions, suffering them to be thereof quit 
according to the form of the grant thereof, releasing any sequestration 
laid for that cause upon their goods or fruits, and revoking any 
sentences fulminated against them ; as on behalf of the said chaplains 
the king has learned that the said chantry was founded for one 
chaplain only, and that chaplain of old time used not to contribute 
with the clergy or with laymen to any subsidy for that the possessions 
[assigned to] him by the founder thereof were insufficient for his 
maintenance, that the second chaplain has been appointed by Robert 
de Thorp the chancellor, who has newly conferred upon the said 
chantry certain possessions as well for his maintenance as to sustain 
the chaplain who was there of old time, as the king has sure information, 
that so the said chaplains are concerned to contribute to the subsidy 
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the greatest part tliereof is newly assigned to the said chantry and 
not of old time, but that the collectors considering not this are striving 
by ecclesiastical censures to compel the said chaplains to contribute 
with the clergy, although the possessions of old assigned to the said 
chantry used not heretofore to be taxed towards any subsidy or other 
charge, and although tiie other possessions newly conferred upon the 
same ought to be taxed witli laymen and not with the clergy, wherefore 
the said chaplains have prayed the king for remedy. 

Nov. 4. To the guardian of the spirituality of the bishopric of Bangor, now 

Westminster, void and in the king's hand. Order, if the facts are as hereinafter 
rehearsed, to discharge the abbot of Conweye in North Wales of 
further levying or collecting in the diocese of Bangor the subsidy 
last granted to the king by the clergy of the province of Canterbury, 
assigning and deputing in his room another collector for whom the 
said guardian will answer, and informing the king under seal of the 
name of the collector so deputed ; as the said abbot has shewn the king 
that, though his abbey is situate in the diocese of St. Asaph, and he 
is by the bishop thereof deputed to collect the said subsidy in that 
diocese, for certain possessions which he holds in the diocese of Bangor 
the said guardian has charged him to levy and collect the said subsidy 
in that diocese, wherefore he has prayed to be discharged ; and the 
king considers that he is not sufficiently qualified for levying the said 
subsidy to the king's advantage in both dioceses. 

Nov. 10. To the bailiflfs of Portesmuth. Order, at their peril, to keep safe 

Westminster, and sure under arrest a ship from over sea called la Seinle Croyce of 

Gaterville, driven by a tempest to that port and by them arrested it 

is said, and the men, goods and property therein whatsoever. By C. 



Membrane 10. 

Oct. 24. To the keeper or farmer for the time being of the manor of Knapp 

Westminster. CO. Sussex and of other the lands which were of John de Moubray of 
Axiholm tenant in cliief deceased. Order to pay to William de Grene 
servant of the said deceased the arrears of 2d. a day from 1 February 
in the 43rd year of the reign, and henceforward to pay liim that daily 
sum every year at the accustomed terms, taking liis acquittance for 
every payment ; as in consideration that the said John in his life 
time gave the said WilUam the keeping of I^app park to hold of 
the said John and his heirs for 60 years with the houses appointed for 
the keeping thereof, the fees and other profits and commodities 
thereto pertaining, taldng of the said John and his heirs '2d. a day of 
the said manor during tliat term, and that the said William after he 
was keeper by virtue of the said John's letters patent lost the said 
letters as the king is informed of a surety by credible persons, on the 
aforesaid date the king of his favour by letter's patent granted the 
said William the keeping of the said park, the park and manor being 
now in his hand by the said John's death and by reason of the nonage 
of his heir, to hold until the lawful age of the heir during the said 
term with the houses etc. as aforesaid, taking the said fee of the issues 
of the manor by the hands of the keepers, baihtfs or farmers thereof. 
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Oct. 25. To the sheriff of Cumberland. Order to compel the abbot of Foumea 

Westminster, and the abbot of Caldra to contribute with others of the clergy there 
to the subsidy of 50,000^. granted to the king by the prelates and 
clergy of the provinces of Canterbury and York, and to pay the 
subsidy falling to them according to the quantity of their possessions 
in Cumberland, so that payment thereof be not delayed by their 
default, and if they shall refuse so to do, to warn them to be before the 
king in chancery in the quinzaine of St. Hilary next to do and receive 
what shall by advice of the council be appointed them, certifying 
in chancery what he shall do therein and all his dealing in the 
matter, and bringing there the names of those by whom such warning 
shall be given, and this writ ; as for the defence of the realm and 
protection of the church of England the said prelates and clergy granted 
the subsidy aforesaid to be paid at the exchequer at Michaelmas last 
and the Purification next by even portions, and in order that payment 
thereof might more easily be borne to the greater peace of the clergy, 
the king willed that parsons and men of the church whatsoever, exempt 
and not exempt, alien and native, should of their benefices and 
possessions w'hatsoever taxed and not taxed within the said provinces 
contribute rateably to the said sum, and stipendiary priests of their 
stipends, any privileges heretofore granted by the king or his fore- 
fathers or by others whatsoever notwithstanding, and notwithstanding 
that some of them used not to contribute to such charges ; and the 
king commanded Th. bishop of Karliol at a set day and place before 
him or his commissaries to convoke by the king's authority all and 
singular the parsons and men of the church of his diocese, subject to 
him and exempt, to charge them rateably with payment of the said 
subsidy according to the ordinance, and to cause the same to be levied 
to the king's use by trusty men of his diocese to be deputed for the 
purpose, and if any such parsons and men being exempt will not 
appear Ijefore him or contribute rateably as they are bound to do, to 
set them a day by the king's authority to be before him in chancery 
in the quinzaine of Michaelmas last to do and receive w^hat should then 
and there be appointed by advice of the council, certifying in chancery 
the names of all who refuse to pay the portion falling upon them ; 
and the said bishop signified accordingly that the said abbots holding 
possessions within his diocese have taken no heed to appear before 
him or contribute as aforesaid, wherefore he set them the day above 
mentioned to be in chancery before the king, and they came not at 
that day according to the appointment so made on the king's behalf. 
The like to the sheriff of Westmorland concerning the abbot of Bella 
Landa, the prior of Watton and the prior of St. John of Jerusalem in 
England. 

Oct. 20. To William de Wyndesore the king's lieutenant in Ireland. Order 
Westminster, to stay the levy of all manner of tallages etc. upon the people in 
Ireland {as above, p. 256). 
Vacated, because above. 



Nov. 20. To the escheator in Norffolk. Order to cause Robert de Cronge- 

Westminster. thorp to have seisin of a messuage and appurtenances in Brunham 

held by John Palmere hanged for felony it is said : as the king has 

learned by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that the premises have 

been in lus hand a year and a day and are yet in his hand^ that the 



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said John held them of the said Robert, and that John de Crcssyngham 
late escheator had tlie year and a day and the waste thereof, and ought 
to answer to the king for the same. 

Nov. 16. To the sheriff of Lincoln. Order to cause the carl of Richemund to 
Westminster, have seisin of 1 acre 3 roods of hind in (irosberkyrk held by Thomas 
son of Robert de Gosberkirk hanged for felony it is said ; as the king 
has learned by inquisition, taken by Saier de Rocheford late sheriff, 
that tlie said hmd has been in liis liand a year and a day and is yet 
in his hand, that tlie said Thomas held it of the said carl, and that 
Ralph de Bury had the year and a day and the waste thereof, and 
ought to answer to the king for the same. 

July 15. To John Welde escheator in Essex. Order to cause Robert 

Westminster. Marny knight, William Andreu, Thomas Bret, John Cooke of 
Horndon, John Malgraf and John Mokkyng respectively to have seisin 
of the tenements in Horndon held of them by Peter son of Peter Burre 
of Horndon, who for a felony by him committed, for which he 
was outlawed, has abjured the realm it is said ; as the king has 
learned by inquisition, taken by the sheriff, that one toft and 10 acres 
3 roods of land of the said Peter the son have been in his hand a year 
and a day and are yet in his hand, that the said Peter the son held 
the toft of the said Robert, 3 acres of land of the said Wilham, 3 acres 
of Thomas Bret, 3 acres of the said John Cooke, one acre of John 
Malgraf, and 3 roods of John Mokkyng, and that Thomas de Chabham 
late escheator had the year and a day and the waste thereof, and ought 
to answer to the king for the same. 



Membrane 9. 

Oct. 20. To the mayor and bailiffs and all the commonalty of the town of 

Westminster. Bristol. Order and request, in consideration of the imminent peril, 
to give their assent to the grant of a subsidy of 25. upon every tun of 
wine, and Gd. in the pound upon certain other merchandise brought 
within the realm and exported thence (wool, hides and woolfells 
excepted) over and above the ancient customs thereupon due, and to 
depute certain {ceteras) fit persons to levy, collect and receive the same 
on the king's behalf in that port, certifying with what speed they 
may under the seals of the mayor and bailiffs the names of those 
deputed and all their action in the matter ; as the prelates, nobles 
and merchants of the realm in the great council last assembled at 
Westminster, in consideration of the peril to the realm and the shipping 
thereof to be feared by attacks of the enemy, for the safety as well of 
the said realm and shi})ping as of the goods and merchandise of the 
king's merchants and other his subjects imported into the realm 
or exported thence, have freely granted the said subsidy to the 
king, so far as in them lies, to be taken from All Saints next 
until the same feast next following in aid of the expenses of 
armed men and archers, and of ships of war to sail for the 
aforesaid cause ; and it is the king's desire that effect be given to 
the things so appointed. It is not the will nor intent of the king or 
council that aught be taken of merchandise in sliips touching at the 
said port when driven thither by stress of weather or otherwise for 



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their refreshment, if not there laded or unladed, or for those on which 
the subsidy has previously been paid in other ports. By K. and C. 

The hke to the following : — 

The bailiffs of the town of Barstaplo, 

The mayor and bailiffs of the city of Excestre. 

The bailiffs of the town of Lostwythyel. 

The bailiff's of the town of Mosehole. 

The bailiffs of the town of Polruen.* 

The bailiffs of the town of Dertmuth. 

The bailiffs of the town of Fowy. 

The bailiffs of the town of Plummuth. 

The bailiffs of the town of Melcombe. 

The bailiffs of the towTi of Weymuth. 

The bailiffs of the towTi of Suthampton. 

The mayor and bailiffs of the city of Cicestre. 

The mayor and bailiffs of the town of Lenne. 

The bailiffs of the town of Great Jernemuth, 

The bailiffs of the town of St. Botolph. 

The mayor and bailiffs of the town of Kyngeston upon Hull. 

The mayor and bailiffs of the town of Newcastle upon Tyne. 

The bailiffs of the io\YTi. of Shorham. 

The mayor and bailiffs of tlie towTi of Hertilpole. 

The mayor and baiUffs of the town of Quenesburgh. 

The bailiffs of the town of Gippewdc. 

Richard de Pembrugge warden of the Cinque Ports. 
The like to the mayor and sheriffs and all the commonalty of the 
city of London, for payment of the said subsidy from the feast of 
St. Simon and St. Jude next to the same feast next following. 

Dec. 6. To William de Cranewell steward in Cornwall of Edward prince of 

Westminster. Aquitaine and Wales. Order, under pain of forfeiture, to dearrest 
without delay all the merchants of Portyngale by him arrested, 
suffering them to go their way and freely to traffic without arrest or 
wrong done to them ; as the king has learned that the said steward 
has without cause arrested and is keeping under arrest divers merchants 
of Portyngale, who lately as true merchants [came] into the realm at 
Dertmuth and Falemuth ; and the king reckons them his friends 
and well wishers, and would not that they be molested within the 
realm. By K. 

[Fcedera.l 

Nov. 2. To Edmund Chejme escheator in Dorset. Order to take the 

Westminster, fealty of Felicia late the wife of Edmund Everard knight according 
to the form of a schedule enclosed, to remove the king's hand 
and not to meddle further with a messuage and one virgate of 
land in Fromebelet taken into his hand by the said Edmund's 
death, delivering to the said Felicia any issues thereof taken ; 
as the king has learned by inquisition, taken at his command 
by William Cheyne late escheator, that the said Edmund at his 
death held the premises jointly with the said Felicia by the service 
of the twentieth part of one knight's fee of the gift of William 
Frome, who formerly held the premises of the said Edmund as mesne 

* The next line erased. 



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2371. Membrane 9 — cont. 

lord, to the said Edmund and Felicia and to the heirs of the said 
Edmund, and that by virtue of that acquisition the same are now 
held in cliief. 

Dec. 8. To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer of Ireland. Order, 

VVeatrainster. under pain of forfeiture, if John Frombold now mayor of Droghda in 
Ireland is arrested for the cause hereinafter mentioned and for none 
other, without delay to dearrest and set him free, staying until other 
order be by the king and council taken the levy of 100 marks and 
other sums of money unlawfully laid upon the said mayor and the 
commonalty of Droghda by William de Wyndesore the king's 
lieutenant in Ireland, any command of the said lieutenant now or here- 
after to tliem addressed to the contrary notwithstanding ; as lately 
by complaint of the mayor, steward and commonalty of tTie said town 
the king learned that the said lieutenant lately ordered the mayor 
and steward and twelve true men of the town to come before him 
at Kilkenny and there abide, not suffering them to depart until for 
themselves and the commonalty thereof by duress they granted him 
100 marks, that by writ under the seal used in Ireland he [ordered] 
Richard Mole and divers other burgesses of the said towTi to come to 
the city of Ljmieryc and there to abide and dwell, detaining them there 
until by a great sum they made fine witli him for licence to return 
thence to their own town, and that he unlawfully laid upon the said 
mayor, steward and commonalty divers other tallages, fines, 
extortions and imposts not to be endured, wherefore by advice of 
the council the king commanded his said lieutenant by writ to stay the 
further levy and collection of the said sums and of all manner other the 
tallages, fines and imposts by liim unlawfully laid upon them, causing 
the same utterly to cease until other order should by the king and 
council be taken, and by another writ coumianded the treasurer 
and the said barons likewise to stay the further levy of the same ; and' 
now on behalf of the said John and of the commonalty of the said 
town the king has learned that by virtue of a command of the said 
lieutenant the treasurer and barons have caused the said John to 
come before them at Catherlach, and have there arrested and 
imprisoned him for non-payment of the said 100 marks and the other 
sums unlawfully laid upon him and the commonalty of the town, in 
contempt of the king and liis commands, wherefore the king is moved 
to anger. 
{FcederaJ] 

Dec. 10. To the same. Order to stay, until further order be by the king 
Westminster, and council taken, the making of any process whatsoever before them 
in the exchequer by virtue of any commands of William de Wyndesore 
the king's lieutenant in Ireland now or hereafter to them addressed 
against the mayor and commonalty of the city of Dublin in Ireland 
or any person thereof for resisting or obstructing payment of fines and 
imposts by the said lieutenant unlawfully laid upon the said mayor 
and commonalty ; as lately by their complaint the king learned that 
the said Ueutenant ordered the mayor and twelve true men of that 
city to come before him at Kilkenny and there abide, not suffermg 
them to depart thence until for themselves and the commonalty of 
the city they granted him by duress 100 marks, that by writ under the 
seal used in Ireland he [ordered] Edmund Berle, Nicholas Ser jaunt, 



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Richard Chaumberleyn, John Bukeland, Geoffrey Gallan, John Foyl 
and Walter Passavant citizens of DubUn to come thence to the city of 
Lymeryc and there abide and dwell, detaining them there until by a 
great sum they made fine with him for licence to return thence to 
l)ublin, and that at the last parliament holden at Balidoille he 
unlawfully laid upon the said mayor and commonalty a tallage of 
200 marks and divers other tallages, fines, extortions and imposts 
not to be borne, to their impoverishment and ruin ; and by advice 
of the council the king by writ commanded his said lieutenant to 
stay the further levy and collection of the said sums and of all other 
■ the tallages, fines and imposts by him unlawfully laid upon them, 
causing the same utterly to cease until other order should by the 
king and council be taken ; and after on behalf of the said mayor and 
commonalty the king was informed that the lieutenant purposes to 
make divers processes before him in the king's court because of the 
resistance and obstruction aforesaid, striving unlawfully to distrain 
and trouble them for that cause, wherefore by advice of the council 
the king has by writ forbidden the said lieutenant until other order 
be taken as aforesaid to make any processes in any courts against the 
said mayor and commonalty or any person of the said city for resisting 
or obstructing payment as aforesaid. 

[Ibid, under the erroneous date October 10.] 

Membrane 8. 

Nov. 8. To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Order to stay 

Westminster, until Easter next their demand made upon John Wroth and Robert 
de Parys to account before them concerning any issues arising of 
four fifths of two messuages, 46 acres and 3 roods of land in Haddenham 
which were of Robert Busteler kjiight from the time the same were by 
John de Olneye late escheator in Cambridgeshire taken into the king's 
hand, releasing any distress made for that cause ; as by a particular 
mainprise the king committed to the said John Wroth and Robert 
de Parys the keeping of the said four fifths with the issues thereof 
taken as aforesaid and all else to the same belonging, until debate 
should be had in the king's court whether those four fifths ought by 
law to pertain to the king or to them, so that answer should be made 
at the exchequer for those and all other issues thereof arising in case 
the said four fifths or the issues should be adjudged to the king ; 
and no debate is yet had on the subject. 

The like writ of supersedeas until the quinzaine aforesaid {sic) in 
favour of the said Robert Parys concerning four fifths of the manor 
of Dukesworth which was of the said Robert Busteler, and was 
demised to liim in the form above rehearsed. 

Oct. 10. To the archbishops, bishops, abbots, priors, deans, archdeacons, 

Westminster, officials, chancellors, provosts, sacrists, prebendaries in cathedral or 
collegiate churches, advocates, proctors and other ecclesiastical persons 
holding whatsoever dignity or office, and to notaries public and others 
whatsoever to whom etc. Writ of prohibition, forbidding them and 
every of them to attempt or cause aught to be attempted which may 
tend to prejudice the king, to impair his right, or to the disherison of 
the crown, revoking without delay any such attempt made by them 
or any one of them, knowing that otherwise the king will be wroth with 
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patent granted to William de Horewyk clerk the prebend of Helegh 
in the church of Cicestre with its rights etc. then void and belonging to 
the king's gift by reason' of the temporalities of the bishopric of 
Cicestre which were in the king's hand ; and now the king is informed 
that though the said William by virtue of the king's collation and 
of the right vesting in him canonically obtained the said prebend, 
certain men scheming to impugn that right and collation, and 
unlawfully to trouble him touching the possession of that prebend, 
have made and without ceasing do daily make provocations, citations, 
appeals, instruments, processes, notifications thereof and many other 
things to the prejudice of the king and his crown, whereby they are 
endeavouring to bring the king's right under another jurisdiction to 
the subversion and annulment thereof, in contempt of the king and 
to his prejudice, impairing his right, and to the peril of the disherison 
of the crown ; and the king will not endure these things, being bound 
by his oath to keep inviolate the rights of his crown. 

Nov. 1. To William de Wyndesore the king's lieutenant in Ireland. Order, 

Westminster, if assured that at the time he made the fine hereinafter mentioned 
or afterwards John Scrope deceased had no other estate in two 
messuages and the appurtenances in Dublin but jointly with Joan his 
wife, and that the same ought not to be charged for any sums of 
money due to the king, or for any other cause to remain in the king's 
hand, to command the king's hand to be removed from the same and 
the issues thereof since they were taken into the king's hand ; as on 
behalf of the said Joan it is she\\n the king that the said Jolm was 
bound to the king in a certain sum of money for a fine which he made 
for his deliverance from Dublin prison where he was detained for 
certain trespasses and contempts by liim committed, and that though 
on the day he made the said fine or after he had but a joint estate in 
the said messuages with the said Joan, namely in one messuage to 
them and the heirs of the said Jolin and in the other for a term of 
60 years, the lieutenant caused them to be seized into the king's hand 
for levying the said sum thereof, wherefore the said Joan has prayed 
for remedy. Proviso that the sum of the said fine be levied to the 
king's use of other lands which the said Jolm held in fee simple at the 
date of the said fine or after, and after the said Joan's death of that 
messuage wliich he held jointly with her to them and to his heirs. 

Nov. 14, To the sheriflf of Lincoln. Order to cause the abbot of Peterborough to 
Westminster, have seisin of 2 acres of land in Gosberkirk held by Thomas son of 
Robert de Gosberkirk hanged for felony it is said ; as the king has learned 
by inquisition, taken by Saier de Rocheford late sheriff, that the said 
land has been in the king's hand a year and a day and is yet in his 
hand, that the said Thomas held it of the said abbot, and that Ralph 
de Bury had the year and a day and the Avaste thereof, and ought to 
answer to the king for the same. 

Oct. 16. To William Cheyne escheator in Somerset. Order to cause James 

Westminster, de Audelegh of Helegh to have seisin of a messuage and garden, 
50 acres of land and 4 acres of meadow in Strengeston held by John 
Nicol outlawed for felony it is said ; as the king has learned by 
inquisition, taken by the escheator, that the premises have been in 
his hand a year and a day and are yet in his hand, that the said John 



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held tliem of the said James, and that the king has had the year and 
a day and tiie waste thereof, and the esclieator ought to answer for 
the same in his account. 

Nov. 27. To the true men and all the commonalty of the city of Worcester 
Westminster, and every of them. Writ de inlendendo, strictly ordering them under 
pain of forfeiture, if the custom hereinafter mentioned be had in 
that city, to be answerable to Robert Baret as bailiff thereof, 
and forbidding them and every of them, under pain of forfeiture, 
in anywise to hinder his election or attempt aught that may 
tend to a breach of the peace or of that custom, or to put the people 
in fear ; as according to the custom heretofore maintained and approved 
the citizens of Worcester have been used time out of mind to choose 
24 citizens thereof, and these 24 ought to elect one baihff for the 
keeping and good governance of the city ; and tiie 24 citizens 
so chosen have accordingly elected the said Robert bailiff for the 
present year as the king has learned, but he is now informed that 
certain of the city opposing the election are striving as rebels to cause 
disputes among the men thereof and assemblies in contempt of the 
king, in breach of the peace and of the said custom, and to the terror 
and diisturbance of the people ; and the king would obviate the peril 
threatened thereby. 

Nov. 20. To Richard de Tounlay escheator in Lancashire. Order of the 
Westminster, king's favour to restore to Roger Birewath of Preston clerk, unless he 
was a fugitive, his lands, goods and chattels taken into the king's hand 
by William de Chorle late escheator by reason of the felonies for which 
he was indicted ; as he was lately indicted before Godfrey Foljambe 
and his fellows, justices of oyer and terminer in Lancashire, upon 
charges of the manslaughter of William Clerc of Preston, the robbery 
of 335, 4(i. and of a merchant's seal in the said WilUam's keeping, the 
manslaughter of Geoffrey de Langton, the theft of one cow and other 
chattels of Robert de Riddyng price IO5., of breaking the church of 
Preston and feloniously carrying away IOO5. in coined money in an 
ambry in the chancel thereof, of breaking the chamber of Henry de 
Preston chaplain at Preston and feloniously carrying away 10 marks 
and a mazer of the said Henry price 65. 8d., and of being a notorious 
thief ; and after at the request of John archbishop of York his 
diocesan he was by the said justices delivered to the said archbishop 
according to the benefit of clergy, and there lawfully purged his 
innocence, as the archbishop has signified to the king. 

The like to William de Chorley late escheator, mutatis mutandis. 

Nov. 10. To John Froille escheator in the county of Suthampton. Order to 
Westminster, take of AUce who was wife of John de Norton tenant in chief an oath 
that she will not marry without the king's licence, and in presence of 
Hamon parson of Fynchampstede to whom the king has committed 
the Avardship thereof, if being w^arned he will attend, to assign her 
dower of her said husband's lands taken into the king's hand by his 
death and by reason of the nonage of his heir, sending the assignment 
to be enrolled in chancery. 

Nov. 20. To Richard de Tounlay escheator in Lancashire. Order of the 
Westminster, king's favour to restore to Jolm de Hakenshawe clerk, unless he was 



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a fugitive, his lands, goods and chattels taken into the king's hand 
by William dc Chorley late escheator by reason of the felonies for 
which he \\as indicted ; as he was lately indicted before Godfrey 
Folejambe and his fellows, justices of oyer and terminer in Lanca- 
shire, ujjon charges of the manslaughter of Geoffrey de Langeton and 
William le Clerk of Preston, and of the robbery of 33s. 4d. and of a 
merchant's seal in the said William's keeping, and after at the 
request of John archbishop of York the diocesan was by the said 
justices delivered to the said archbishop according to the benefit of 
clergy, and there lawfully purged his innocence, as the archbishop 
has signified to the king. 

The like to William dc Chorley late escheator, mutatis mutandis. 

Membrane 7. 

Dec. 2. To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Order to deliver 

Westminster, to William de Monte Acuto earl of Salisbury, son and heir of William 
de Monte Aeuto tlie late earl and marshal of England, such farm of 
the priory of Montacute as used to be paid to the king for the keeping 
thereof before the same was granted to the late earl and to his heirs, 
and as the prior ought to pay the king if the keeping thereof were 
granted to liim by the king, with the arrears thereof since the priory was 
taken into the king's hand, to hold so long as the priory shall remain in 
the king's hand by reason of the war with France, thereof discharging 
the prior at the exchequer ; as in consideration of the late earl's zealous 
faithfulness and fruitful service the king gave to him and his heirs 
for ever the ad vow son of the said priory to hold of the king and his 
heirs ; and after observing his faithful and praiseworthy behaviour 
upon the king's service and the high place which he held, and willing 
to shew him further favour, the king by letters patent granted that he 
and his heirs should have the keeping of the said priory and all things 
thereto belonging as well in times when it should be taken into the 
king's hand with other alien priories and religious houses and possessions 
within the realm by reason of wars between the king and the French or 
between the two kingdoms or for any other cause as in times of vacancy 
by death, deposition or resignation of the prior or otherwise, disposing 
thereof as they should deem to be for their own advantage and the 
good of the priory, and taking the issues and profits at all such times 
as fully as would the king if he kept the priory or the keeping thereof 
in his own hands, without that that the king, his heirs or ministers 
whatsoever should in aught meddle therewith, that answer should be 
made to the said earl for the farm which the keepers or monks thereof 
were bound to render j^early to the king for the keeping of the said 
priory, then in the king's hand by reason of the war with France, and 
for the arrears if any, the keepers thereof being altogether discharged 
toward the king ; and the said now earl has now prayed the king 
for livery of the keeping of the said priory and the issues and profits 
thereof, according to the said grant, from the time the same was taken 
into the king's hand because the peace made at Calais between the king 
and the French his adversaries was by them broken, and desiring that 
the said grant may take effect as far as may be without breach of 
the agreement and ordinance made in parliament, at the time when it 
was resolved that alien priories, houses and possessions should be taken 
into the king's hand in aid of the war, namely that as well for the good 
governance thereof as for maintenance of divine worship therein the 



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priors and other presidents or their proctors shall be preferred to 
others for keeping the same, rendering to the king what may be agreed 
between them, it is the king's \\ill that, in aid of the war and in order 
that the said earl may the better maintain himself in the king's wars, 
he shall during the war have and take the farm aforesaid of the prior 
of Montacute, provided that the said earl or his ministers shall not 
meddle in the keeping or ruling of the priory or in aught belonging 
to the same. 



137;2. 
Jan. 18. 

Westminster. 



To the prior of Montacute priory. Writ de intendendo, ordering 
him to pay to the said earl the farm above mentioned so long as the 
priory shall remain in the king's hand for the aforesaid cause, and the 
arrears thereof from the time the priory was taken into the king's 
hand. 

To John de Greseley sheriff of Stafford and William de Halughton. 
Order not to meddle henceforward with Routon priory or with the 
lands or other possessions thereof, nor to suffer any other so to do 
in the king's name by virtue of the king's late letters patent com- 
mitting to them the keeping of the said priory, lands and possessions, 
which for particular causes were taken into the king's hand, leaving 
the priory in the state in which they found the same ; as for particular 
causes laid before the king and council he has revoked their 
commission. By C. 



Dec. 3. To William de Cranewell sheriff of Cornwall. Order, under pain of 

Westminster, forfeiture, in presence of Walter de Hanle the king's serjeant at arms 
and lieutenant of Robert de Assheton admiral of the fleet from the 
mouth of the Thames westward, whom the king is sending for the 
purpose, by indenture to be made between the sheriff and the said 
Walter on the king's part and the merchants on their part containing 
the ships, goods and merchandise and the value thereof, to deliver 
to John Mountier master of a ship called la Seint Martyn of Luscebon, 
John Alfons master of la Seint Crois of Portyngale, Nicholas Mena 
master of la Seint Michel of the king of Portyngale, and Goncaleon 
Grande master of la Seint Marie of Portyngale, being merchants of 
Portyngale of the king's friendship it is said, their said ships and 
the goods and merchandise therein if the same exist or the value 
thereof if they do not, in whose hands soever they shall be, freely to 
take whither they will, certifying the king by the said Walter when 
this command is executed of all their action in the matter ; as the 
king has received the complaint of the said merchants that they 
with their said ships laded with divers goods and merchandise on 
their voyages towards Portingale were by a storm driven to land at 
Falemuth co. Cornwall and Plummuth co. Devon, and were arrested 
by the sheriff and other ministers of Edward prince of Aquitaine 
and Wales, and their said ships and goods kept under arrest, and that 
though many times they craved of the sheriff and the said ministers 
livery of the said ships and goods, being the king's friends as they 
offered to prove, the sheriff and ministers have heretofore taken no 
heed to give them livery thereof, to the scandal of the people and a 
pernicious example to other the king's friends ; and for that the king's 
son John duke of Lancastre, who says that he has knowledge of the 



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said merchants, has testified that they were and are the king's tnie 
friends, it is the king's will that restitution be made them. By K. and C. 

Dec. 25. To John Knyvet and his fellows, justices appointed to hold pleas 
Westminster, before the king. Order to cause inquisition touching the matters 
hereinafter rehearsed to be made by true men of the vicinage of 
Stratford upon Aven co. VVarrewyk, within liberties and without, 
not allied to John de Peyto the elder by any affinity or kinship, and 
further to do as the law and custom of England require ; as in a 
cause which was in chancery between the king and the said John 
concerning the unlawful occupation and receipt of the issues and profits 
of the manor of Stratford upon Aven, wliich is parcel of the 
temporalities of the bishopric of Worcester and was by the said John 
ac(iuired for his life without the king's licence of Wolstan late bishop 
of Worcester on 12 August in the 13th year of the reign, rendering 
to the said bishop and his successors 60/. a year at Michaelmas, the 
feast of St. Andrew, the Aimunciation and Midsummer by even portions, 
the said John by Robert Burgylon his attorney alleged that at that 
time the said manor was worth no more than GOl. a year, and craved 
proof thereof, and Michael Skillyng suing for the king said that at the 
time of the demise the same was worth and is yet worth 71/. 35. 4d., 
as found by inquisition of his office taken by John Rous late escheator 
and returned in chancery, craving that inquisition be thereupon had 
by the country, and the said John de Peyto likewise ; and because 
the issues and profits of the manor from 12 August aforesaid to the 
feast of St. Barnabas in the 44th year, on which day the same was 
by the said escheator taken into the king's hand by virtue of the 
said inquisition, pertain to the king, as appears by a record and process 
had before the king in chancery, the king has given the said John de 
Peyto a day to be before him in the quinzaine of St. Hilary next to do 
and receive what shall be lawful in the premises. 

Membrane 6. 

Dec. 29. To Richard Cergeaux. Order not to meddle further in the office 

Eltham. of sheriff of Cornwall, although by letters patent the king lately com- 
mitted the same to him to keep during pleasure ; as the king has 
revoked his commission because he formerly gave the shrievalty of 
that county by charter to his firstborn son Edward prince of 
Aquitaine and Wales and earl of Cornwall, and to his heirs the kings 
of England to be. 

Dec. 18. To Richard Norwych escheator in Kent and Sussex. Order to 
Westminster, remove the king's hand, and not to meddle further with the manors 
of Whitestaple, Flete, Bok\Tigfold and Olderomeneye co. Kent, the 
manor of Laughton and hundred of Shepelake co. Sussex taken into 
the king's hand by the death of Thomas de Veer earl of . Oxford, 
delivering to Maud his wife any issues thereof taken ; as the king has 
learned by divers inquisitions, taken by John de Bysshopeston late 
escheator, that by fine levied in the king's court, at his death the 
said earl and Maud held jointly to them and the earl's heirs the manors 
and hundred aforesaid, and that the manor of Laughton and the said 
hundred are held of the king as of the honour of I'Aigle by fealty and 
by the service of doing suit at his court of Rip every three weeks, and 



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1371. 



Membrane 6 — cont. 



the other manors of others than the king; and the king has caused 
the said Maud's fealty to be taken by Simon bishop of London. 

To Tliomas Sewale escheator in Bukinghamshire. Like order, 
mutatis mutandis, concerning the manor of Chesham and the view 
of frankpledge in Chesham ; as the king has learned by inquisition, 
taken by Jolm de Olneye late escheator, that by fine levied in the 
king's court with his licence the said earl and Maud his wife held the 
same jointly to them and the heirs of their bodies in chief by knight 
service. 

To John Bataille escheator in Essex and Hertfordshire. Like 
order, mutatis mutandis, concerning the manor of Rameseye co. Essex, 
the manor of Westewyk in the to^^^l of Kyngebury and the manor of 
Welles in the town of Offeleye co. Hertford ; as the king has learned 
by inquisition, taken by John Welde late escheator, that by fine levied 
in the king's court the said earl and Maud hold the said manors jointly, 
the manors of Rameseye and Westwyk to them and the heirs of their 
bodies, and the manor of Welles to them and the said earl's heirs. 

Dec. 18. To John Bataille escheator in Essex. Order to remove the king's 

Westminster, hand, and not to meddle further with the manor of Wrabbenase taken 
into the king's hand by the said earl's death, delivering to the said 
Maud any issues thereof taken ; as the king has learned by inquisition, 
taken by John atte Welde late escheator, that at his death the said 
earl held that manor in right of the said Maud, and that the same is 
held of others than the king. 



Dec. 18. To Thomas Caus of Hokkam escheator in Suffolk. Order to deUver 

Westminster, in dower to Maud who w^as wife of Thomas de Veer earl of Oxford tenant 
in chief the manors of Overhall in Lavenham extended at 28/. 145. Z\d. 
a year, of Netherhall in Lavenham at 4Z. 35. 2d., and of Aldham at 
13/. 125. 46/., and certain tenements called Hellond at 205. ^\d. 
together with the issues thereof taken since his death ; as having 
caused an oath to be taken of her by Simon bishop of London that 
she will not marry without the king's Licence, with the assent of 
Thomas Tyrell, John de Estbury and John James, to whom the king 
has granted the wardship of two thirds of the said earl's manors, lands 
and rents taken into the king's hand by his death and by reason of 
the nonage of his heir, the king has assigned to the said Maud the 
said manors of Overhall, Netherhall and Aldham and the said tene- 
ments called Helland co. Suffolk, the manors of Great Hormad co. 
Hertford extended at 17/. a year, of Earls Colne co. Essex at 10/. 95. 5rf., 
and Benteley co. Essex at 11. 135. 4(/., a toft, 15 acres of land, 8 acres 
of meadow and 205. of rent in Couleye co. Bukingham at 355., the 
manors of Great Abyton co. Cantebrigge at 16/. 135. 8J(/., and 
Rydelyngwolde co. Kent at 10/., certain tenements at Cherleton co. 
Kent at 1005., and the fourth part of two thirds the manor of Kynges- 
doun CO. Kent extended at 355. IQd. a year, rendering at the exchequer 
until the lawful age of the said heir, and to the heir when of age, IO5. 4c/. 
a year which is the excess of her said dower over the third part of the 
said lands ; and for 29/. 95. 4Jc/. by her paid has granted her all the 
issues and profits thereof arising since the said earl's death. 



45 EDWARD Til. 273 



1,371. Membrane 6 — cont. 

To John Bataillo escheator in Essex and Hertfordsliiro. Order to 
deliver in dower to tlie said Maud the manors of Earls Colne and 
Jienteleye co. Essex and (ireat Horniad co. Hertford, which the king 
has assigned to her among other lands of her husband. 

To Thomas Sewall escheator in liukinghamshire and (Cambridge- 
shire. Like order to deliver in dower to the saitl Maud a toft, 
15 acres of land, 8 acres of meadow and 205. of rent in C'ouleye co. 
Bukingham and the manor of Great Abyton co. Cantebrigge. 

To Richard Norwych escheator in Kent. Like order to deliver in 
dower to the said Maud the manor of Rydelyngwelde and certain 
tenements at Cherleton. 

Membrane 5. 

Nov. 20. To Edmund Che\'Tie escheator in Somerset. Order to keep a third 
Westminster, part of the manor of Orchardlegh in the king's hand until furtlier order, 
to take the fealty of Margaret who was wife of Henry de Merlaund 
according to the form of a schedule enclosed, and to remove the king's 
hand and not meddle further with two thirds of the said manor and 
other lands not held of the king, which were taken into his hand by 
the death of Henry son of Henry dc Merlaund, delivering up any 
issues thereof taken ; as it is found by inquisition, taken at the king's 
command by William Cheyne late escheator, that Henry de Merlaund 
at his death held no lands in that county in chief in his demesne as of 
fee, but held the said manor in chief by the service of the moiety 
of one knight's fee jointly with the said Margaret during their lives of 
the gift of William Flemmyng parson of St. Tathan and Robert Gayner 
parson of Orchardlegh made with the king's licence to them and the 
heirs of the said Henry, and divers other lands as well in his demesne 
as of fee as for life held of others than the king ; and the said licence 
was given to the said Henry son of Henry to enfeoff the said William 
and Robert and their heirs of two thirds of the said manor which is 
held in chief, and to grant to them also the remainder of one third 
thereof, held in dower of his heritage by Joan who was wife of Henry 
de Merlaund a\ ith reversion to him, and licence to the said William and 
Robert, seisin being had of the said two thirds, to give the same to 
the said Henry son of Henry and to Margaret his wife and the heirs 
of Henry son of Henry, and having received the attornment of the 
said Joan, to grant the remainder of the said third part after her 
death likewise to the said Henry son of Henry and the said Margaret 
and to the heirs of Henry son of Henry ; and the king is not assured 
whether the said Joan is yet living or no. 

Nov, 20. To William Palmere escheator in Leycestershire. Order to deliver 
Westminster, in dower to JMai'garet \\ho \\as wife of William de Ferrariis of Groby 
knight tenant in cliief such of the Icnights' fees and parts of fees late of 
her said husband to her assigned as are in his bailiwick ; as of the said 
fees taken into the king's hand by the said William's death and by 
reason of the nonage of his heir, the king has assigned to her the 
moiety of one knight's fee in Braundeston held by the heirs of Robert 
Burdet and extended at 505. a year, the moiety of one knight's fee 
in Barkeby held by Thomas le Roos at 50^., three quarters of one 
knights fee in Burton and Upton held by Margaret de Neville cousin 

CR 18 



274 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1871, 



Membrave 5 — cont. 



and one of the heirs of Robert de la VVarde knight at 25s., the sixth 
part of one knight's foe in Berleston held by Richard Yerward and 
Joan his wife in right of the said Joan who is cousin and heir of 
Richard Botiler at 20s., the 20th part and 40th part of one knight's 
fee in Swythelond held by the two daughters and heirs of John VValssh 
at 73^., the third part of one knight's fee in Sapcote sometime of 
William Mareschal and now held by Ralph Basset of Sapcote at 
326'., seven knights' fees in Thorpe Arnold, Aylmerestorp, Thomby, 
Petlyng, Busseby, Belgrave, Cropston, Brandesby, Babbegrave, 
Barnesby, Stretton, Ilveston and Outheby and the fee of Nicholas de 
Haveresham in Claybrok all now held by William la Zouche of 
Haryngwortho at 35/., all in the said county, the moiety of one knight's 
fee in Wilderhope co. Salop held by Burga who was wife of Robert 
de Harleye at 50s., one knight's fee in Trumpyngton co. Cantebrigge 
held by Roger de Trumpyngton at lOOs., one knight's fee in 
Chicheridel co. Essex held by Thomas Sejnicler at 100^., and the 
fourth part of one knight's fee in Gyngejoyberdlaundri co. Essex 
held by the prioress of Eclynton and extended at 25s. a year. 

To Edmund de Burton escheator in Salop and Staffordshire. Order 
to deliver in dower to the said Margaret the moiety of one knight's 
fee in Wilderhope held by Burga who was wife of Robert de Harleye, 
which the king has assigned to the said Margaret among other knights' 
fees of her husband. 

To William de Pappeworth escheator in Cambridgeshire. Like 
order, mutatis mutandis, concerning one knight's fee in Trumpyngton 
held by Roger de Trumpjmgton. 

To John Bataille escheator in Essex. Like order, mutatis mutandis, 
concerning one knight's fee in Chicheridel held by Thomas Seincler, and 
the fourth part of one knight's fee in Gyngejoberdlaundry held by 
the prioress of Eclynton. 

To William Palmere escheator in Leycestershire. Order to deliver 
in dower to the said Margaret such of her husband's advowsons to her 
assigned as are in his bailiwick ; as the king has assigned to her the 
advowsons of the hospital of St. John Lutterworth which is not 
extended, of a third part of the church of Doseworthe to present 
at the third vacancy extended at 40/. a year, both in the said county, 
of Bryngton church co. Northampton at 59/., and of the deanery of the 
free chapel of Tatenhale co. Stafford extended at 205. a year. 

To John Charnels escheator in Norhamptonshire. Order to 
deliver in dower to the said Margaret the advowson of Bryngton 
church, which among other advowsons of her husband the king has 
assigned to her. 

The like to Edmund de Burton escheator in Staffordshire con- 
cerning the advowson of the deanery of the free chapel of Tatenhale. 



Membrane 1.* 

Dec. 16. To Thomas Caus of Hokham escheator in Norffolk. Order to take 

Westminster, into the king's hand and safe keep until further order the manor of 

* Membranes 4, 3 and 2 are blank. 



45 EDWARD III. 275 



1371. Membrane 1 — cont. 

Burnham, certifying under liis seal in chancery what he shall do in 
the premises, and sending again this writ ; as the king is informed 
of a surety that Ralph de Hemenaie knight deceased, who held the 
said manor in cliief as of the honour of Dovorre castle, without the 
king's licence aliened the same in his life time to certain persons 
in fee. 

Dec. 3. To Richard de Imworth keeper of the marshalsea prison before the 

Westminster, king. Order to deliver to Jolm But, Alexander de Storteford and 
Conan Cely or two of them tlic body of Jolin ap Lytliyn by the king's 
order detained under the said Richard's custody in that prison, to 
be by them taken to the castle of Edward prince of Aquitaine and 
Wales at Walyngford and there delivered to the constable thereof 
to be kept in safe custody until further order. By C. 

1372. 

Jan. 20. To the collectors of 3c?. in the pound in the port of Plymmuth. 

Westminster. Order, upon the petition of Leonard Molyn burgess of la Rochelc, to 
stay their demand upon him made for 'M. in the pound upon the 
wine brought thither by him over and above the ancient custom 
of 2s. upon every tun, suffering him to be thereof quit, and releasing 
any distress made for that cause ; as the said Leonard has shewn 
that he brought 84 tuns of wine to the said port from the town of 
la Rochele, and that although he has paid the ancient custom afore- 
said thereupon the collectors are unlawfully demanding of him Zd. 
in the pound over and above the said custom, praymg for remedy. 
Proviso that answer be made to the king for the ancient custom, and 
2s. a tun for the subsidy last granted him by the merchants. 

Jan. 20. To the bailiffs and true men of the city of York. Order on 

Westminster, sight of these presents forthwith by common consent to cause one 
citizen of the said city fit and trusty for the ruling thereof to be 
elected and appointed mayor, provided that neither John de Langeton 
nor John de Gisebournc be mayor nor meddle in such election, and strict 
order forbidding them to suffer any debates, abusive language or unlawful 
assemblies to take place in that city whereby the peace may be broken 
and the people there put in fear ; as the king has learned that there 
is strife between John de Langeton and John de Gisebourne citizens 
of York, namely ^\■hich of them was made mayor for the present year, 
whereby great number of the citizens adhering to one party and the 
other do grievously strive together to the terror of the people of the 
city and the breach and disturbance of the peace, whereat the king 
is moved to anger ; and the king would obviate the peril which 
threatens in that behalf, and take order for the good governance of 
the city. By K. and C. 

1371. 

Dec. 14. To Alan de Buxhill constable of the Tower of London, or to his 

Westminster, lieutenant there. Order to set free William Tonge of London and 

Thomas Clerk of Bristol, who by the king's order are imprisoned 

therein for certain trespasses by them committed upon merchants of 

Portyngale it is said, if detained for that cause and for none other. 

1372. 

Jan. 24. To the sheriff of Roteland. Order to cause a coroner to be elected 

Westminster, instead of Thomas Peres, who is sick and aged. 



276 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



187L Ml'MHRANE 41rf. 

VA). \. John Herbergc of Reylegh to William de Berland knight. Recog- 

Woatininster. nisance for 2UU/., to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in Essex. 

Memorandum that this recognisance was taken by the chancellor. 

Feb. 3. To the sheriff of Suthampton. Order, under pain of forfeiture, on 

Westminster, sight of these presents forthwith to cease every excuse and cause 
proclamation to be made on the king's behalf in all fairs, markets, 
hundreds, boroughs, market towns etc. as well in the Isle of Wyght as 
elsewhere in his bailiwick, within liberties and without, that all and 
singular of whatsoever estate or condition who have lands within the 
said i.sland and dwell not therein shall under pain of forfeiture with 
all speed draw thither and there continually abide in such power as 
they may with their men and all their household, so as to be there in 
the first week of Lent next upon the defence of the sea coast against 
attacks of the king's enemies of France, and that if they come not 
within one month there to dwell as aforesaid, the king will cause all 
their lands, goods and chattels within the island to be taken into his 
hand in name of distress, and of the issues of the same will find other 
men sufficient for the defence thereof ; as the said enemies having 
many times invaded divers towns in England upon the sea coast 
and made divers burnings there, have assembled a great host of ships 
witli men at arms and armed men, purposing therewith to land within 
the realm as speedily as they may, and to destroy the same if their 
malice be not resisted with the strong hand ; and it is the king's will 
by what means he may to make provision against such hurt and 
peril. By K. and C. 

[Feeder a.} 

The like, mutatis mutandis, to the sheriff of Cornwall and to five 
other sheriffs of eight counties. 

[Ibid.} 

To the arrayers in the Isle of Wight of men at arms, armed men 
and archers, the keepers, steward and bailiffs of the said island and 
every of them. Like order to cause proclamation to be made, 
and if they come not, to cause the lands, goods and chattels of land- 
owners within the island to be taken into the king's hand, certifying 
in chancery within ten days after the month the names of all and 
singular who repaired thither within the month there to dwell upon 
the defence thereof, and who did not, what lands, goods and chattels 
shall be taken into the king's hand for their not coming, the owners 
and value thereof, that of the issues of the same the king may find 
other men to dwell upon the defence of the island. By K. and C. 

[Ihid.] 

Feb. 5. To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Order to stay 

Westminster, until the quinzaine of Easter next their demand made by exchequer 
sumrnons upon John de Chichestre late mayor of the city of London 
and escheator therein to account for 6 marks 10s. ^d. of rent issuing 
from tenements late of Henry Gubbe, which are taken into the king's 
hand for that they were put to mortmain without the king's licence. 

Feb. 3. To John Moubray, Roger de Elinrugge, Henry Percehay, John 

Westminster. Baldyndon and John Herdewyke. Order to stay altogether until 

further order the further execution of the king's late commission 



45 KDWARD III. 277 



1371. Membrane 41rf — cont. 

by letters patent to them, four, three and two of them of wliom John 
Moubray should be one, appointing them justices at the suit of John 
Leukenore to hear and determine certain alleged trespasses against 
him committed by Robert Mile chaplain and certain other evildoers ; 
as it is witnessed before tlie king and council that tlie said commission 
was procured in chancery by untrue suggestion. By C. 

Feb. 6. John de Pekbrugge knight, William de Tarent clerk and Nicholas 

Westminster. Potyn citizen of London to John Hydyngham citizen of London. 
Recognisance for 200/., to be levied, in default of payment, of their 
lands and chattels in Middlesex. 

Memorandum that this recognisance was taken by the chancellor. 
Cancelled on payment. 

Feb. 6, To the sheriff of Kent. Order to cause proclamation to be made of 

Wostininster. the peace and concord made between the king for himself, his 
dominions and subjects on the one part and the doge, commonalty 
and dislrettuali of Genoa on the other part, the remission and pardon 
of all and singular the wrongs, damages, homicides, robberies, trespasses, 
violence and rapine and of all actions real and personal begun or 
committed on either side, and that all and singular the citizens, lawful 
merchants and dislrettuali of Genoa may as the king's friends and 
well wishers peaceably and freely in security enter, dwell in and 
leave his kingdom and power and traffic there, exporting and importing 
lawful goods and merchandise, having their conversation, passage 
and return as well by land as by sea through his realm and power so 
often as shall be convenient and as every of them shall think fit, 
without let, arrest, trouble, marque, reprisal or grievance in person or 
property done to them or any of them hereafter by the king or any of 
his ministers or subjects, provided that they shall deal amicably and 
peaceably within his realm and power by land and sea, plying lawful 
traffic and paying him customs and duties (deveria), not making 
confederacies or alliances wdth his adversaries and enemies of France 
and Spain or any other his enemies present or future against tlie 
king, his realm, dominions or subjects, not standing or abiding 
in aid or service of such enemies with pay or without with galleys 
or other vessels by land or sea, and not doing or causing other 
grievance to the king or his subjects in person or property whatsoever ; 
as peace, concord and friendship has been again newly made between 
the said parties, and under particular forms and conditions the wrongs 
etc. aforesaid have been for ever acquitted and altogether pardoned 
on either side, as is contained in public instruments and letters made 
between the parties. By K. and C. 

[Foidera.] 

The like to the sheriff of Sussex, to ten other sheriffs of twelve 
counties, and to the sheriffs of London. 

[Ibid.] 

Feb. 6. Edmund Rose to William de Gresleye clerk, John de Plouseld clerk 

Westminster, and John Vj^ncent of London. Recognisance for 1,000 marks, to be 
levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in Berkshire. 
Memorandum that this recognisance was taken by the chancellor. 



278 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1371. MhMUUAXK 40(1. 

Feb. 8. To tlie arrayers in the Isle of Wight of men at arms, armed men 

Weatminster. and archers, the steward, keepers and haihffs of the said ishind 
and every of them. Order, under pain of f(jrfeiture, for particular 
causes laid before the king and council, to cause proclamation to be 
made in singular the fairs, markets and other places therein on the 
king's behalf forbidding any num under pain of forfeiture to take or 
cause to be taken corn and other victuals out of the said island by 
land or water, and to take and arrest by their bodies all found so 
doing after the proclamation with such com and victuals and the 
vessels wherein they shall be so taken as forfeit to the king, causing 
answer to be mad(! to the king for the same, and the offenders to be 
imprisoned until further order. By K. and C. 

[Foedera.] 

Feb. 6. To the mayor and sheriffs of London. Order to cause proclamation 

Wostniiiister. to be made in the said city and the suburbs thereof, that all merchants, 
vintners and others shall under pain of forfeiture thereof cause their 
wines for sale to be gauged without delay, to take as forfeit into the 
king's hand according to the statute all wines which shall be found 
exposed for sale after the proclamation and not gauged, arresting and 
imprisoning under sure custody until further order all who shall make 
debate or resistance and will not suffer their \\ines for sale to be gauged, 
and certifying in chancery from time to time under their seals what 
wine they have so arrested and the price thereof ; as in the statute 
published at Westminster in the 27th year of the reign it is contained 
(among other things) that all wines red and white brought for sale to 
England, Ireland and Wales shall be well and truly gauged by the 
king's ganger or his deputy, so that if any man shall make hindrance 
or debate thereupon, and will not suffer his wdne to be gauged, he shall 
forfeit the same, shall be punished by imprisonment, and be ransomed 
at the king's will, and that if a tun or pipe of wine for sale shall contain 
less than it ought according to the assize, the price of so much wine 
as shall be lacking according to the price of such tun or pipe sold 
shall be allowed and subtracted in payment for the same ; and in 
another statute after published in the 31st year it. is contained that, 
if any man shall sell to any a tun or pipe of wine not gauged, the 
vendor shall forfeit to the king the wine or the value thereof ; and 
now the king is informed that certain merchants as well vintners of 
the city of London as others are causing great numbers of tuns and 
pipes of wine not gauged to be lodged, and are selling the same in 
contempt of the king, to the hurt and deceit of the people and 
contrary to the statutes ; and it is the king's will to obviate such 
fraud, and that the said statutes be observed. 



Feb. 4. To the abbot and convent of Glastenbirs. Request to admit 

Westminster. William Perceval the king's Serjeant to their house, and to minister 
to him such maintenance, as in meat, raiment and other things needful, 
as Robert Twyford deceased had there at the king's command, making 
and delivering to him letters patent under their common seal with 
express mention of all things which he shall so take, for which the 
king will be especially bound to them, and certifying by letters 
and by the bearer what they will do at this request ; as the king is 
sending the said William to them in consideration of his wilHng and 
praiseworthy service, desiring to make provision for his main- 
tenance, no such provision being yet made. By p.s. [28640.] 



45 EDWARD III. 27f) 



1371. Membrane 40rf — cont. 

Feb. 16. T(j the sheriff of Kent. Order to stay the taking of the body of 

Westminster. Jolin Symcok by mainprise of Nicholas Symcok, Robert Hert, John 
Coke and John Hanccok of Kent, bringing this writ Ix'fore the king's 
justices at Westminster at the quinzaine of Easter next ; as hitely 
tlie king ordered the sheriff to take the said John Symcok so as to 
have liim l)efore the said justices on that day to answer Richard 
Idelegli concerning a debt of 40s. ; and the said defendant has prayed 
the king to stay the taking of his body, as he is r6ady to stand to 
right and answer the said Richard ; and the said XichoUis and the 
others, ajipearing in person in cliancery, have mainperned under a 
pain of 40/. to have him at that day before the said justices to stand 
to right as aforesaid. 

Feb. 22. To the prior and convent of Mount St. Michael in Cornwall. Order 

Westminster, again, asfonuerly ordered, to admit Roger le Copper the king's yeoman 
to their house, and minister to him such maintenance as Reynold 
Trewemath had there, who was for ])articular causes outlawed, 
delivering to him the arrears thereof, making him letters patent with 
mention of what he shall so take, and writing again by the bearer 
what they will do at this command, or signifying the cause wherefore 
they would not or might not execute the command formerly addressed 
to them ; as on 12 May in the 15th year of the reign, willing to make 
fitting provision for his maintenance, the king sent the said Roger 
to the said prior and convent, requesting them to admit him to their 
house and minister to him as aforesaid, making him the like letters 
patent under the common seal of their house. 

Writing of William Suanlond, son of Sir Simon Swanlond knight of 
Middlesex, giving with warranty to John Biernes citizen and mercer 
of London, his heirs and assigns, 20/. yearly of free and quit rent, 
namely 10/. yearly of his manor of Herefeld co. JMiddlesex and 10/. 
of his manor of North Mymmes co. Hertford to be taken at Michaelmas 
and Easter by even portions, with power to distrain for arrears ; and 
the said William has delivered to the said John 40f/. in name of seisin 
of the said rent of Herefeld, and 40cZ. in name of seisin of the said rent 
of North Mymmes. Witnesses : James Andreu, William Essex, 
Adam Stable, John Dovy, William Boyvile clerk. Dated London, 
24 February, 45 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment before the chancellor at Suth- 
werk, 25 February. 

Writing of Gilbert Champeneys and Elizabeth his wife, being an 
attornment to Reynold de Cobeham parson of Coulyng, John do 
Idelegh and Richard his brother, and warranty to them, their heirs 
and assigns, of the marsh of the said Gilbert and Elizabeth in 
Chattenemersch, the reversion of which marsh they the said Gilbert 
and Elizabeth by fine levied in the king's court lately granted to 
Richard Tewder clerk and William Kerl, and thereupon the said 
Richard and William granted the same to the said Reynold, John 
and Ricliard, their heirs and assigns, after the decease of the said 
Gilbert and Elizabeth. Dated 4 March 45 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment by Gilbert Chaumpeneys 
7 March. 



280 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1371. Membkane 39(/. 

March 8. To the sheriff of Berkshire. Order to make inquisition concerning 
Wostuuaster. the goods and chattels whcitsoever which wen; of John Fenner of 
Merchehani before lie abjured the realm, in whose hands they are, 
and who ought to answer to the king for them, and to cause all such 
goods and chattels to be seized into the king's hand wherever found 
and safe keep theni until further order without removal of aught, 
sending the inquisition so taken to the exchequer under his seal, also 
this writ ; as lately the said John acknowledged at Mercheham church 
before John Edmund one of the coroners of Berkshire that he is a 
thief, and that he feloniously broke the house of John Soutere at 
Mercheham by night and stole 6 bushels of wheat price 85. and 
4 bushels of malt price 45., wherefore he there abjured the realm, as 
the king is assured by the said coroner's certificate sent into chancery 
at his command ; and the king is informed that great number of his 
said goods and chattels, for whicli by law answer ought to be made 
to the king, are in the hands of divers men of that county. 

Feb. 3. To Adam de Hogliton, William de Nessefeld and Thomas Molineux. 

Westminster. Order, for particular causes, not to meddle in aught concerning the 
execution of the king's late commission by letters patent appointing 
them and t\\ o of them to make inquisition by true men of Lancashire con- 
cerning trespasses, conspiracies, confederacies, extortions, oppressions, 
chamjierties, maintenances, damages, grievances, forgeries and excesses 
whatsoever committed by Richard de Radeclive sheriff of that county, 
William de Chorley under sheriff, Richard de Radeclyve the elder, 
Thomas his son and other of their confederacy against the abbot of 
Evesham, the prior of Penwortham and others of the people by colour 
of the office of sheriff and otherwise, but to send again the said letters 
to be cancelled in chancery. 

Jan. 30. To Adam de Hoghton. Order not to meddle until further order in 

Westminster, the execution of aught contained in the king's late commission by 
letters patent, apj^ointing him with John duke of Lancastre and other 
lieges a guardian of the peace and justice of oyer and terminer in 
Lancashire, and to do other things there in the said commission 
contained ; as the king has discharged him from that office, purposing 
to charge him to do and prosecute certain other matters in the said 
county and elsewhere for furtherance of the king's business. 

Charter of Thomas Maundevyle knight the younger, giving with 
warranty to John Kyng rector of Fresshewater, James Lacy, John 
Blont rector of Aulton Berners and Jolm Wykyng the elder, their 
heirs and assigns, his manor of Affeton and la Lee in the Isle of Wight. 
Witnesses : Theobald de Gorges, Lawrence de Sancto Martino, Ralph 
Russel knights, Thomas Haket, Ralph Wolferton, Geoffrey Rokele. 
Dated Westminster, 8 March 45 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment before the chancellor at London 
(wo date). 

Membrane 38c^. 

Charter of Walter de Pavely knight, giving with warranty to Thomas 
Hungerford, his heirs and assigns, the manor of Mildenhale by 
Marlebergh co. Wiltesir with the knights' fees, the advowson of 
Mildenhale church, and the reversions thereto belonging. Witnesses : 
Robert de Loundres, Richard Haveryngg knights, WilUam Worfton, 



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45 EDWARD 111. 281 



1371. Membrane. 3Sd—<ont. 

Michael Skyllvng, Peter Rameshull. Dated New Sarum, 1 March 
45 Edward 111. 

Wi'iting of Walter de Pavely knight, being a quitclaim with warranty 
to Thomas Himgerford, his heirs and assigns, of the manor of Milden- 
hale by Marlebergh co. Wiltesir, the knights' fees, the advowson of 
Mildenhale church, the reversion of the said manor etc., which reversion 
after the decease of the said Thomas w ith the kniglits' fees, advowson 
etc. aforesaid Sir Bartholomew de Burgherssh knight granted to him 
the said Walter, William Steel, William Wyndeshore clerks, John 
Gildesburgh and the said Thomas, their heirs and assigns, and by 
virtue of that grant the said Thomas attorned tenant to them. 
Witnes.ses {as above). Dated New Sarum, G March 45 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment of the foregoing charter and 
writing, 11 March. 

Writing of Walter de Pavely knight, William Steel, William 
Wyndeshore clerk and John Gildesburgh, being a ([uitclaim to Thomas 
Hungerford, his heirs and assigns, of the manor of Mildenhale by 
Marlebergh co. Wiltesir, the knights' fees, the advowson of Mildenhale 
church, the reversion of the said manor etc., which reversion etc. 
(as the last). Witnesses {as above). Dated New Sarum, 8 March 
45 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 11 March. 

Indenture of defeasance of the warranty contained in the foregoing 
charter and w riting of Sir Walter de Pavely, in case Thomas Hungerford 
and his heirs shall be impleaded concerning the manor of Mildenhale, 
shall vouch to warranty the said Walter or his [heirs], and they be not 
able to defend the said manor and the ai)i)urtenances thereof, nor 
by the law to maintain the estate of the said Thomas therein to him 
and his heirs, the said Thomas or his heirs doing their utmost in such 
plea, so that after determination thereof and judgment rendered they 
shall have cause to sue for execution against the said Walter or his 
heirs to the value thereof, upon condition that the said Walter or his 
heirs shall at New Sarum one year after such judgment rendered pay 
the said Thomas or liis heirs 100/., whereupon they shall lose execution 
as aforesaid, and the said warranty shall be for ever annulled. 
Witnesses {as above). Dated New Sarum, 11 March 45 Edward III. 
French. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment by the parties, 13 March. 

March 10. To the sheriff of Essex. Order, upon the petition of Philip de 
Westminster. Melreth clerk, to stay the exigents against him and the taking of 
his body by mainprise of Roger PJalemayns of Kent, John West- 
wycombe of Hertfordshire, Thomas del Chambre of London and 
Richard Longe of Kent, bringing this writ before the justices of the 
Bench the day a writ de judicio against him at the suit of Alice de 
Neirford dame de Neville is returnable ; as his petition shews that the 
said Alice is impleading him to render her 76/. 13s. 4o?., and that by the 
said writ he is put in exigents in that county to be outlawed for that 
he came not before the said justices to answer her, and that he is ready 
to answer her, and to stand to right in all things ; and the said Roger 
and the others have mainperned in chancery under a pain of the 
sum named to have him before the said justices at that day. 



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1371. Membrane 38(/ — cont. 

March 14. Nieliolas de Styuecle to William Abbot of Kellcseye. Recognisance 
VVostniiuster. for 80/. payable by instalments ; to be levied, in default of payment, 
of his lands and chattels in Huntingdonshire. 

Memorandum of defeasance, u[)on condition that the said Nich(jlas 
pay 20 marks at either of the three terms of payment. 
Cancelled on payment. 



Indenture witnessing that, whereas Robert Tuylet lias by indenture 
cnfeoiVed his sister Alice wife of Richard Salyng to her and her heirs of 
all his lands and tenements in Cauntebrigge, rendering to him 40s. a 
year for his life and after his decease 10/. to the heirs of his body, and 
whereas the said Richard has delivered to him 10/., which sum he is 
to repay at the quinzaine of Michaelmas next in Cristeschurche London, 
the said Robert grants that in default of such })ayment the said lands 
and tenements shall reiuain to the said Richard and Alice and to their 
heirs for ever quit of all rents, charges and demands, and if the said 
Robert shall pay that sum as aforesaid the estate of the said Alice 
shall remain charged as by the former indentures of lea.se, this 
indenture notwithstanding. Dated London, Thursday before the 
Annunciation 45 Edward III. French. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment by Robert Tuylet and Richard 
Salyngge, 21 March. 

March 7. To John Froille escheator in Berkshire and Wiltesir. Order not 

Westminster, to distrain John la Warre knight, son and heir of Roger la Warre knight 

tenant in chief, to do homage and fealty to the king, but to suffer 

him to be thereof quit, releasing any distress made for that cause ; 

as he has done homage and fealty. By p.s. [28661.] 

The like to the following : 

William de Chorley escheator in Lancashire. 

Simon Warde escheator in Northamptonshire. 

John de Bisshopeston escheator in Sussex. 

WilUam Auncel escheator in Herefordshire and the march of 

Wales adjacent. 
William Cheyne escheator in Somerset. 
William Banastre escheator in Salop. 



Membrane 31d. 

Feb. 12. To the sheriff of Norffolk. Order to stay the taking of the body 

Westminster, of William Halman by the mainprise of John de Foxle of Norwich, 
John Pagrave, William Thurtoun and John Methewold of Norffolk, 
bringing this writ before the justices of the Bench three weeks after 
Easter next ; as Philippa Beauchaump impleaded the said William 
Halman before the said justices concerning an alleged trespass, and 
for that the sheriff returned before the said justices that the defendant 
was not found and had nought in that bailiwick whereby he might 
be attached, the king by writ de jndicio ordered the sheriff to take him 
so as to have him before the said justices at Westminster on the day 
above named to answer her thereupon ; and he has prayed the king 
for a stay, as he is ready so to answer and stand to right in all things ; 
and the said John and the others have mainperned in chancery under 
a pain of 40/. to have the said defendant there at that day. 



45 EDWARD III. 



283 



1371. 

March 22. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 37rf — cont. 



March 12. 
Westminster. 



To the sheriff of Suthampton. Order, upon the petition of John 
Tibald ' bocher,' to stay the further pubhcation of the exigents against 
him and the taking of his body by mainprise of Ricliard IJtyll, John 
Waterville, Ricliard Holborn and Hugh Tanner of London, bringing 
this writ before the justices of the Bench at the octaves of Trinity 
ne.xt, when the writ of exigents is returnable ; as his petition shews 
that John Noble of Winchester is impleading liim for a debt of 405., 
that without his knowledge as he avers he is put 'in exigents to be 
outlawed in that county for that he came not before the said justices 
to answer the said plaintiff, and that he is ready so to answer and 
stand to right in all things ; and the said Richard and the others, 
appearing in person in chancery, have mainperned for the said 
defendant under a pain of 40 marks to have him before the said 
justices at that day. 

To the sheriff of Suffolk. Order, upon the petition of William 
Potter, to stay the further publication of the exigents against him and 
the taking of his body by mainprise of John Ippegrave, Roger Bourn 
and John Wysebeche of London, bringing this writ before the justices 
of the Bench the day the writ of exigents is returnable ; as his petition 
shews that Hugh Walle and John Holt are impleading him before the 
said justices for an alleged trespass, that by process thereupon made 
he is put in exigents to be outlawed in Suffolk for that he came not 
before them to answer the plaintiffs, and that he is ready so to answer 
and stand to right in all things ; and the said Jolm Ippegrave and 
the others have mainperned in chancery under a pain of 40/. to have 
the defendant before the said justices at the day above named. 



March 29. Roger de Clifford lord of Westmorland to Ralph Spigurnell knight 
Westminster, and John de Bisshopeston clerk. Recognisance for 500/., to be levied, 
in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in Westmorland. 
Cancelled o?i payment, acknowledged by the said John. 

Indenture made 31 March 45 Edward III, between Sir Ralph Spigurnell 
knight and John de Bischepton clerk executors of the earl of la Marche 
of the one part and Sir Roger de Clifford lord of Westmorland of the 
other part, being a lease A\ith warranty from 20 May next to 
St. Mark's day following and thenceforward for two years, at the 
expiration whereof Sir Ralph will be of age, of the wardship of the 
lands, rents and services which they the said executors have in ward 
by reason of the nonage of Sir Ralph de Graystok son and heir of Sir 
WiUiam late baron of Graystok, saving to them all manner of reversions 
of lands, rents, servdces and lordships which shall fall in before the full age 
of the said Ralph, rendering to them 240/. a year at the Assumption and 
the Purification by even portions ; with covenants for defeasance of 
the foregoing recognisance made to secure the payment of the aforesaid 
rent, upon condition that Sir Roger shall duly pay the same in the 
church of St. Paul London at the terms aforesaid, that the said 
executors shall have and enjoy without disturbance of Sir Roger, his 
executors and assigns or any on his behalf, any reversions falling 
in as aforesaid during the said Ralph's nonage, and if any having an 
annuity or other charge for life or years upon tlie tenements hereby 
leased shall die during the said Ralph's nonage, that the lessee \\ill 
pay the lessors the amount of such charge over and above the said 



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1371. 



Membrane 'Sid — conf. 



farm, and will make no waste or destruction in the premises whereby 
the lessors shall lose their farm or the farmers be thrust out of the 
premises ; also covenants by the lessee that it shall be lawful for the 
lessors to enter again and hold the premises in their former estate 
in default of payment of the said rent, and by the lessors that the 
yearly farm reserved under a lease of Graystok ' parke ' and of 80 kine 
by them granted to William de Latoun and others shall be paid to Sir 
Roger, his assigns and their executors, until the full age of the said 
Ralph, that the lessors will by process of law enforce the covenants 
made by the said William and others, and that if the said Ralph die 
within the term aforesaid, and the said lessee shall pay the rent and 
keep the covenants hereinbefore contained until his death, the said 
recognisance shall be void. Dated London as above. French. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment by the said Roger and John dc 
Bischepton, 29 March. 

March 30. John de Donyngton and William Olyver skinners of London to 

Westminster. John de Wythornwyk clerk. Recognisance for 36/., to be levied, in 

default of payment, of their lands and chattels in the city of London. 

Memorandum of defeasance, upon condition that the said John de 

Donyngton and William or one of them shall pay 18/. at the day named. 

Cancelled on payment. 

March 30. John de Donyngton and W^illiam Olj'ver skinners of London to John 
Westminster, de W^ythornwyk clerk. Recognisance for 16/., to be levied etc. in 
the city of London. 

Memorandum of defeasance, upon condition that the said John de 
Donyngton and William or one of them pay 8/. 9s. 
Cancelled on 'payment. 

Membrane 36(Z. 

Writing of Thomas Maundevyle knight the younger, being a bond 
to William de Ryngeborn in 400 marks received as a loan, payable at 
W^inchester at Michaelmas next. Dated Westminster, 8 March 
45 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment before the chancellor at London, 
11 March. 

Writing of William de Ryngeborn, being a defeasance of the foregoing 
bond, upon condition that Thomas de Maundevyle knight the younger 
and Anne his wife shall be ready to levy, and within one quarter of a year 
after the said Anne shall come to her full age shall upon reasonable warn- 
ing of the said W illiam or of another in his name levy a fine of the manor 
of Affeton and la Lee in the Lsle of Wight to John Kyng rector of 
Fresshewater, James Lacy, John Blont rector of Aulton Berners 
and John Wykyng at their cost, thereby acknowledging the said manor 
to be the right of the said James, for themselves and the said Anne's 
heirs releasing the same, and binding themselves and the said Anne's 
heirs to warranty thereof to the said John, James, John and John 
and to the heirs of the said James, and in case before that time the said 
James be dead to the said John, John and John and the heirs of the 
said John Blont, and in case he be dead to the said John Kyng and 
John Wykyng and the heirs of one them, or else that before the said 
term the said Thomas shall acquire lands in Essex to the true value 



45 EDWARD III. 285 



1371. Memhranr 36^/ — cont. 

of the said manor aixd sliall tlicrcof enfeoff the said John, James, John 
and John and the heirs of the said James, so that tliey shall again 
enfeoff the said Thomas and Anne and their heirs of the aforesaid manor, 
wherehy exchanges may and shall after be made of the said manor and 
the lands in Essex so to be purchased in the form of the fine above 
recited. Dated Westminster, \) March 45 Edwaid III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment by the parties before the chancellor 
at London, 11 March. 

Writing of William Ryngebourne of the county of Suthampton, 
being a bond to Thomas de Maundevyle the younger knight in 
400 marks by reason of a loan, to be paid at Falkebourne co. Essex 
at Michaelmas next. Dated Stapelford Tany, 12 March 45 Edward III. 

Memorandtim of acknowledgment before the chancellor, 12 March. 

Writing indented of Thomas Maundevyle the younger knight of 
Essex, being a defeasance of the foregoing bond upon condition that 
William Ryngebourne of the county of Suthampton shall within 
a month of Easter next pay him 100 marks in the church of St. Paul 
London, and 240 marlcs on the second day after that he the said 
Thomas by himself and Anne his wife shall fulfil certain covenants 
contained in an indenture made between the said Thomas and William 
concerning the manor of Affeton and la Lee and levying a fine thereof. 
Dated London, 13 March 45 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment by the parties before the 
chancellor at London, 13 March. 

March 17. Thomas de Staunton and Ralph his brother to W^illiam Gamboun. 
Westminster. Joint and several recognisance for 300^., to be levied, in default of 
payment, of their lands and chattels in Notynghamshire. 

March 13. Ralph de Crombewell knight to Helmyng Leget. Recognisance 
Westminster, for 2,000 marks payable by instalments ; to be levied etc. in 
Notynghamshire. 

Cancelled on payment. 

W^riting of Joan who was wife of Thomas de Overton and daughter 
of Sir William BrujTi knight, being a quitclaim with warranty to 
Sir Robert de Marny knight, Dame Alice his wife mother of the said 
Joan, Ingelram and Richard brothers of the said Joan, and the heirs 
and assigns of the said Ingelram and Richard, of the manors of 
Southwokyndon co. Essex, Bekynham co. Kent, Rounore and 
Migham co. Suthampton and Randolveston co. Dorset, now held by the 
said Sir Robert and Alice. Witnesses : William Essex, John Sely, 
John Maryns, John Gravele, John Essex, Robert de Bourton parson 
of Southwokyndon, John de Shropham chaplain, William Mepeshale, 
PhiUp atte Bregge. Dated London, 20 March 45 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment in the chancery at London, 
1 April. 

Writing of Stephen atte Forde, called Soudan ' boucher ' citizen of 
London, giving with warranty to John Alston of Kentisshtoun co. 
Middlesex and John de Suthcote, their heirs and assigns, 4Z. of yearly 
free and quit rent to be taken at the four usual terms of the year by 



286 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1371. Memhrane 36rf — conl. 

even portions, namely 20^. at every term, the first payment to be 
at Eastor next, of all his tenement and appurtenances in the parish 
of St. Nicholas at the Shambles London which was of John Manypany 
sometime citizen and butcher of London, and of all his tenement and 
aj)purtenances in the town of Maydenhethe co. Bukkingham sometime 
of the said John Manypany, with power to distrain therein for arrears 
and in every parcel thereof ; and in name of seisin the said Stephen 
has attorned to them by payment of 12c/. in part of the first term. 
Witnesses : Walter atte Grene, Richard Stoneham, John Thurkilde, 
Henry Asshelyn, William Boyvile clerk. Dated London, 30 March 
45 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment at London, 2 April. 

Membrane 35d. 

Feb. 28. To the sheriff of Kent. Order, upon the petition of Nicholas Bonde, 

Westminster, to stay altogether making distress upon the castle and manor of 
Lillyngston, releasing any distress thereupon made, the proclamation 
that all and singular of whatsoever estate or condition having lands 
in Kent and not dwelling therein should under pain of forfeiture 
draw thither with all speed notwithstanding ; as liis petition shews 
that John Poyntz knight by his writing demised to farm the said 
castle and manor and all his lands in Kent to the said Nicholas for a 
term of years, and that he the said Nicholas is continually dwelling 
in Kent with all his household upon the safe guard of the said castle 
and manor, and other his own lands there and of the sea coast, but 
that the sheriff by colour of the said proclamation, which the king 
lately ordered him to make, has made and is making grievous distresses 
upon the goods and chattels of the said Nicholas in the castle and manor 
aforesaid, pretending that the same are in the said Jolm's hand, as 
they are not, wherefore the said Nicholas has prayed for remedy. 

March 12. To the abbot and convent of Wellowe by Grymesby. Request to 
Westminster, grant Thomas do Stayndrop the king's clerk such a pension to be taken 
every year of that house as shall befit the givers and should bind the 
receiver to them, making him letters patent thereupon under the 
chapter seal, and writing again by the bearer what they will do at 
this request ; as the said abbot by reason of his new creation is bound 
in such a pension to one of the king's clerks at the king's nomination 
until provision be made him by the abbot of a suitable benefice ; 
and the king has nominated the said Thomas, whose advancement he 
has at heart. By p.s. [28667.] 

March 27. To W. archbishop of Canterbury. Order and request, as he loves 
Westminster, the king and his honour and desires the safety and defence of the 
realm and church, in consideration of the difficulty of the business 
and of the perils likely to happen for lack of such defence, to cause 
a convocation of his suffragans, the deans and priors of cathedral 
churches, the abbots, priors and other elective persons, exempt and not 
exempt, the archdeacons, chapters, convents and colleges and all the 
clergy of every diocese of that province to appear before him in 
the church of St. Paul London or elsewhere as he shall think fit at the 
earliest possible day, to lay before them the business set forth in the 
last parliament affecting as well the king and the estate of the realm 
as the needful defence of the same and the charges resting upon the 



45 EDWARD III. 287 



1371. Membrane 35rf — cont. 

king by reason thereof, and to urge them to grant a competent subsidy 
in aid of such charges, doing his part to that end, and certifying the 
king of the amount of such subsidy and of the terms of payment ; 
as the archbishop is not ignorant of the business and tlie charges afore- 
said, which the king is not able to bear without aid of liis lieges, wherefore 
in the said parHament he craved a subsidy of the archbishop and 
others of liis diocese and province there present. 

[Foedera. Hep. upon the Dignity of a Peer, iv. p. 64!).] 

To J. archbisliop of York. Like order and request, mutatis 
mutandis ; as the archbishop is not ignorant of the buslnsss and charges 
laid before his proctors and the prelates in the last parliament. 

[Ibid.\ 

Memorandiim that on Monday 24 Marcli this year about the third 
hour, in a privy chamber of the king situate upon the queen's bridge 
by the river Thames called the ' Redechambre,' in presence of Tli. 
bishop of Exeter, Richard earl of Arundell, Humphrey earl of Hereford, 
Henry Lcscrope steward of the king's household, Richard Lescrope, 
Richard de Pembrigge chamberlain of the king's household and 
Helmyng Leget receiver of the king's chamber, William bishop of 
Winchester the chancellor delivered up the great seal enclosed in a 
purse of leather and sealed with the said bishop's seal, which seal 
the king took from him as aforesaid ; and after on Wednesday following 
the king made Sir Robert de Thorp knight chancellor, and in the said 
chamber in presence of William bishop of Winchester, S. bishop of 
London, the said earls of Arundell and Hereford, Henry Lescrope, 
Richard Lescrope, Richard de Pembrugge and Helmyng Leget with 
his own hand delivered the said seal to the said Robert ; and he 
thereupon took the oath and received the said seal, and on Thursday 
following in the great hall of Westminster where the court (placea) 
of chancery is held, in presence of the said bishop of Winchester and 
of the clerks of chancery, caused the said purse to be opened and the 
seal to be drawn out, and letters patent and writs to be sealed there- 
with ; and after the said chancellor, being about to depart home 
to his own parts with the king's licence, on Friday following in a 
chamber of the friars preachers of London called the ' parlour ' situate 
by their church left the said seal enclosed in the said purse under his 
seal in the custody of Walter Power, William de Burstall, William 
de Mirfeld and Nicholas de Spaigne clerks of the chancery to be kept 
until his return to London, bidding them on the king's behalf upon 
the oath by them made to the king faithfully to do and fulfil those 
things which pertain to the keepers of the seal ; and they received the 
said seal, and on Saturday following before noon in another chamber 
of the said friars called the ' Counseil house ' beside the lower cloister 
caused the purse to be opened and writs of course to be there sealed. 

[Foedera.] 

Memorandum that on Friday 28 March this year at Westminster 
in a chamber of the king near the river Thames, in presence of 
Humphrey de Bohun earl of Hereford, Robert de Thorp chancellor, 
Richard Lescrope treasurer, Richard de Pembrugge chamberlain, 
Helmyng Leget receiver of the king's chamber, William de Burstall 
keeper of the rolls of chancery and many others, William bishop of 
Winchester late chancellor delivered to the king two great seals and 



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l:i71. 



Membrane 35rf — cont. 



two j)rivy seals wliicli wore lately in the king's use and remained in the 
custody of the said bisiiop by his commission, the inscriptions where- 
upon are as follows, namely upon one of the great seals ' Edwardus 
dei gratia Hex Francie et Anglie et Dominus Hibernie,' upon the other 
' Edwardus dei gratia Rex Anglie Dominus Hibernie et Aquitanie,' upon 
one of the privy seals ' Secreturn Edwurdi Regis Francie et Anglie 
et Domini Hibernie,'' upon the other ' Secretum Edwardi Regis Anglie 
domini Hibernie et Aquitanie ' ; and the king caused the two great 
seals to be enclosed in two purses of leather under seals of white wax, 
and the two privy seals in two linen napkins {panniclis) under seals of 
red wax, sealed with the king's signet and the said bishop's seal, and 
the four seals so enclosed he delivered to the said treasurer to be kept 
in the treasury. 
[Ibid.] 

March 28. John prior of Sandwell, for liimself and the convent, to Ralph 
Westminster. Basset. Recognisance for 300^., to be levied, in default of payment, 
of his lands and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in Staffordshire. 



March 31. 



To the sheriff of Leycester. Order to stay altogether the execution 
of the king's late writ, issued at the prayer of Theobald Blakwyn of 
Sudeby \\ ho averred that they threatened him with death and loss of 
limbs, ordering the sheriff" to compel Henry Summard, John and Hugh his 
sons to find a mainprise, under a pain to be by the sheriff laid upon 
them, that they should not do nor procure any damage or hurt to 
the said Theobald in his person, and if they should refuse so to do, 
to commit them to the nearest gaol there to be kept in custody until 
they would willingly do it ; as Master Richard de Outeby parson of 
Thodenham, John de Leycestre of London and Simon Frankelayn 
of London, appearing personally in chancery, have mainperned for 
them as aforesaid under a pain of 40/. 

Writing of John Bays of Yevele co. Somerset, being a quitclaim 
with warranty to Robert Cheddre, Henry Forde, John parson of 
Bakwell, Ralph Damesele, Ralph Waleys and Walter Lauerens, their 
heirs and assigns, of the manor of Tornok co. Somerset and all lands 
in Baggeworth and Alleston. Dated Monday after All Saints 
44 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment at London, 2 April this year. 



Membrane S4:d. 

March 29. To the sheriff of Warrewyk. Order to cause William Bretoun and 
Westminster. John de Peyto, knights of the shire at the parliament summoned at 
Westminster on Monday in the first week of Lent, namely the feast of 
St. Matthias last, to have of the commons of the county 16/. 85. for 
their expenses in coming to the said parliament, there abiding and 
thence returning, namely for 41 days at 45. a day each. 
The following have the like writs : 

Leycestershire. William Flaunnville and Thomas Walssh 16/. 85. 

for 41 days. 
Oxfordshire. Roger de Elinerugge and Roger de Cotesford 

15/. 12s. for 39 days. 
Berkshire. John de Foxle and Thomas de Kyngeston 15/. 12s. for 
39 days. 



45 EDWARD III. 289 



1371. Membrane 34c? — cont. 

Essex. Robert le Marny and Robert de Teye 15/. 12.9. for 

39 days. 
Hertfordshire. Thomas de Fitlyng and Edward Fitz Symond 

14/. 16s. for 37 days. 
Worcestersliire. Richard Fyton and John Aleyn 16/. 85. for 

41 days. 
Bedfordsliire. Thomas de Reynes and John Ragoun 15/. 12.s. for 

39 days. 
Bukinghamshire. Fulk de Bermyngham and Roger de Puttenham 

15/. 12s. for 39 days. 
Surrey. Simon de Codyngton and William de Cobeham 14[/.] 16s. 

for 37 days. 
Sussex. John Waleys and John de Sancto Claro 15/. 12$. for 

39 days. 
Staffordshire. John de Dray cote and John de Perton 17/. 4-5. for 

43 days. 
Middlesex. John Pekkebrugge and Nicholas de Exton 14/. for 

35 days. 
Lincolnshire. Robert Haulay and John Paynel of Queryngton 

17/. 4.S. for 43 days. 
Roteland. Lawrence Hauberk and Nicholas Grene 16/. 8s. for 

41 days. 
Devon. William Bonevyle and Roger Nywent 19/. 125. for 

49 days. 
Herefordshire. Thomas Chaundos and John Bromwych 17/. 4s. 

43 days. 
Westmorland. Hugh de Louthre and John de Preston 19/. 12s. 

for 49 days. 
Yorkshire. Robert de Rouclyf and Simon de Heselarton 18/. 16s. 

for 47 days. 
Gloucestershire. John Poyntz and Robert Palet 16/. 85. for 

41 days. 
Salop. Robert de Kendale and Robert Corbet 17/. 4s. for 

43 days. 
The county of Suthampton. Bernard Brocas and Philip Popham 

15/. 12s. for 39 days. 
Kent. Thomas Apuldrefeld and John Barry 14/. 16s. for 37 days. 
Notynghamshire. Roger Beler and Robert de Morton 17/. 45. 

for 43 days. 
Derbyshire. Godfrey Foljambe and John Foucher 17/. 4s. for 

43 days. 
Cumberland. Robert Culwenne and William de Stapilton 20/. 8s. 

for 51 days. 
Cambridgeshire. John Andreue and John Chene 15/. 12s. for 

39 days. 
Huntingdonshire. William Moigne and Nicholas de Styuecle 

15/. 12s. for 39 days. 
Wiltesir. Lawrence de Sancto Martino and Thomas de la Ryver 

16/. 8s. for 41 days. 
Cornwall. William Brun and John de Trenewyth 20/. 8s. for 

51 days. 
Norffolk. Edmund de Thorp and Roger de Willesham 16/. 8s. 

for 41 days. 

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1371. Membrane 34(/ — cont. 

Suffolk. John de Argcntein and Roger de Boys 16^ 85. for 

41 days. 
Norhamptonshire. William de Quenton and Thomas de Preston 

15/. 125. for 39 days. 
Somerset. John Beauchamp of LiUesdon 8/. 12s. for 43 days. 
Dorset. John Hamely and Walter Perle 17/. 4s. for 43 days. 
Lancashire. John de Ipres and Richard de Tounley 19/. 12s. for 

49 days. 
Northumberland. William Heroun and Alan de Heton 20/. 85. 

for 51 days. 
[Prynne. Parliamentary Writs, iv. f. 283.] 

March 29. To the mayor and bailiffs of Leycestre. Like order to cause William 
Westminster. Taillard and Richard de Knyghton, burgesses at the said parUament, 
to have of the commonalty of the town 8/. 45. for their expenses for 
41 days, taking either of them 25. a day. 
The following have the like writs : 

Warrewyk. Thomas Pavy and William Lyndraper burgesses 

8/. 45. for 41 days. 
Oxford, WiUiam Coteshale and John de Stodle burgesses 11. I65. 
for 39 days. 

Membrane 33c/. 

Walyngford. John James and Richard atte Feld burgesses 

11. I65. for 39 days. 
Worcester. John Croule and John Goldsmyth citizens 8/. 45. 

for 41 days. 
Bedeford. Richard Frereman and William Brasiere burgesses 

11. I65. for 39 days. 
Guldeford. Peter Semere and Walter Wodelond burgesses 11. 85. 

for 37 days. 
Newcastle under Lyme. Roger Letys and Richard Lavendene 

burgesses 8/. 12s. for 43 days. 
Hereford. Henry Cachepole and William Collyng citizens 8/. 12s. 

for 43 days. 
Gloucester. William Heyberare and John de Compton burgesses 

8/. 4s. for 41 days. 
Bruggenorth. Nicholas Palmere and Nicholas Fililode burgesses 

8/. 12s. for 43 days. 
Rochester. John Fynchyngfeld and Richard Bromyngfeld 

citizens 11. 85. for 37 days. 
Notyngham. Roger de Hulme and Henry de Brademere burgesses 

8/. 125. for 43 days. 
Donhevedburgh. Ralph Trevysa and John Tremaen burgesses 

10/. 4s. for 51 days. 
Lostwythiel. Richard Carsur and John de Nanscawe burgesses 

10/. 4s. for 51 days. 
Kyngeston upon Hull. Peter de Grymesby and Walter Frost 

burgesses 9/. 85. for 47 days. 
Briggew^ater. Adam Best and William Taimere burgesses 8/. 4s. 

for 41 days. 
Newcastle upon Tyne. Richard Dacton and Robert de Angerton 

burgesses 10/. 4s. for 51 days. 
[Ihid, p. 286.] 



45 EDWARD III. 291 



1371. Membrane 33d — cont. 

April 14. To the sheriffs of London. Order, upon the petition of Henry Noble 
Westminster, of Berkynge ' tannere ' and Margery his wife, to stay the further publica- 
tion of the exigents against them and the taking of their bodies by main- 
prise of William de Preston, William de Norwych and William Palmer of 
London, bringing this writ before the justices of the Bench the day the 
writ of exigents is returnable ; as their petition shews that Richard 
Vyncent of London ' cordewaner ' and Agnes his wife are impleading them 
before the said justices to render them chattels to the value of 10 marks, 
that they are put in exigents in the busting of London to be outlawed 
for that they came not before the said justices to answer the plaintifiFs, 
and that they are ready to answer them and stand to right in all things ; 
and tlie said \\'illiam, William and William, appearing in person in 
chancery, have mainperned for them under a pain of 20^. to have them 
before the said justices on the day aforesaid. 

April 24. John Dovy citizen of London to Ellen Bertram lady of Bothale. 
Westminster. Recognisance for 100 marks, to be levied, in default of payment, of 
his lands and chattels in the city of London. 

Indenture of defeasance of the foregoing recognisance, upon condition 
that Katherine wife of John Dovy, if she survive him, shall recover 
no dower against Ellen Bertram lady of Bothale, her heirs or assigns, 
of the tenements in the city of London and parish of St. Margaret 
Patinz which she the said Ellen has by the said John's charter of 
feoffment, or that in case such dower be recovered, she the said Ellen 
her heirs or assigns, shall by force of the warranty in the said charter 
contained recover against the said John's heirs other tenements to the 
same value. Dated London, 24 April 45 Edward III. French. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment by the said Ellen at Westminster, 
24 April. 

Membrane 32d. 

Indenture of defeasance of a yearly rent of 41. given by writing of 
Stephen atte Forde called Soudan ' boucher ' citizen of London to John 
Alston of Kentisshtoun co. Middlesex and John de Suthcote, to be 
taken of a tenement which the said Stephen has in the parish of 
St. Nicholas at the Shambles London and of his tenement in the town 
of Maydenhethe, upon condition that he^ his heirs or executors or 
another in their name shall pay 33/. to the said John Alston or to liis 
attorney producing this indenture, his heirs, executors or assigns, 
namely 2Qs. on Easter eve next, 20*. on Midsummer eve following, 
205. on Michaelmas day, 205. on Christmas eve, and so from year to 
year until the said sum be fully paid. Dated London, 1 April 
45 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment by John Alston at London, 
18 AprU. 

Writing of John Suthcote, being a grant and quitclaim to John 
Alston, his heirs and assigns, of all right in 4/. of yearly free and quit 
rent to them given by writing of Stephen atte Forde called Soudan 
of London ' boucher,' to be taken of liis tenements in the parish of 
St. Nicholas at the Shambles London and in the town of Maydenhethe. 
Dated 9 April 45 Edward III. ■ 

Memorandum of acknowledgment at London, 18 April. 



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1371. Membrane 32d—cont. 

Charter of William Pymnie of Edelmeton, granting to Adam 
Fraunceys citizen of London and to Adam Fraunceys the younger of 
London all the lands, meadows, feedings, pastures, commons, services 
of tenants etc. in the town and parish of Kdelmeton co. Middlesex 
which John Claveryng of Edelmeton and he the said William lately 
had of the gift and feoffment of William \'ikere of Edelmeton, to hold 
to the said Adam and Adam and to the heirs of the body of the said 
Adam the younger, with remainder for lack of such an heir to Maud 
daughter of the said Adam citizen of London and to the heirs of her 
body, remainder to the right heirs of the said Adam citizen of London. 
Witnesses : John Wroth the younger, Jordan de Elsyng, John 
Goldvng, Peter Rowe, Richard Smyth. Dated Edelmeton, 17 March 
45 Edward IIL 

Memorandum of acknowledgment at Westminster, 18 April. 

Writing of William Viker, son and heir of William Viker of 
Edelmeton, being a grant and quitclaim with warranty to Adam 
Fraunceys citizen of London and Adam Fraunceys the younger of 
London and to the heirs of the body of the said Adam the younger, 
with remainder for lack of such an heir to Maud daughter of the said 
Adam citizen of London and the heirs of her body, remainder to the 
right heirs of the said Adam citizen of London, of lands etc. in the 
toMn and parish of Edelmeton co. Middlesex, which William Pymme 
of Edelmeton and John Clav^eryng of Edelmeton lately had by gift and 
feoffment of William Viker his father, and thereof the said William 
Pymme by charter enfeoffed the said Adam and Adam with remainders 
as aforesaid. Dated London, 19 March 45 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment at Westminster, 18 April. 

April 13. Memorandum of a mainprise, made before the chancellor in the 

Westminster, manse of the friars preachers London by Francis Bache and John 

Salman under a pain of 100^., to have the body of Peter Grotoft in 

chancery before the chancellor from day to day until by judgment 

of the court he be delivered. 

April 20. Henry de Aldryngton of Berkshire to Alban du Fen clerk. 
Westminster. Recognisance for 20^., to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in Berkshire. 
Cancelled on payment. 

April 18. To the sheriff of Kent. Order to stay altogether the further 
Westminster, execution of the king's late command of the issues of liis bailiwick 
to cause 600 sheaves of arrows to be made and purveyed therein, 
and cause them to come to the Tower of London before the quinzaine 
of Trinity next, there to be delivered to John de Sleford the king's 
clerk keeper of his wardrobe there ; as with the assent and advice of 
the council it is agreed that no arrows or other arms be taken out of the 
county, but that they shall remain therein for defence of the sea coast 
and of the shipping there against attacks of the king's enemies. 
The like to the following : 

The sheriff of Surrey and Sussex concerning 1,000 sheaves. 

The sheriff of Suthampton concerning 600 sheaves. 

The sheriff of Somerset and Dorset concerning 1,000 sheaves. 



45 EDWARD III. 293 



1871. Membrane 326? — cont. 

April 10. To Nicholas de Audeley. Order to deliver to Gilbert Talbot, whom 
Westminster, with the said Nicholas and other lieges the king lately by letters patent 
appointed guardians of the peace and justices of oyer and terminer 
in Herefordshire, all indictments, records and processes, rolls and 
memoranda affecting that office which are in his custody it is said, 
and his commission aforesaid, tliat the said Gilbert and his fellows may 
proceed further to the execution of justice according to the law and 
custom of the realm and to their said commission, and order to be 
intendent upon the arraying of men at arms, armed men and others 
when need be with the other lieges appointed for the purpose in that 
ocimty ; as the king has for the present discharged him of the aforesaid 
offices of guardian and justice, purposing to appoint him to execute 
other and higher duties. By C. 

April 28. Roger de Assheburnham and Richard Halle to William Steel clerk 
Westminster, and Nicholas de Spaigne clerk. Joint and several recognisance for 
200/. pa3'able by instalments ; to be levied, in default of payment, of 
their lands and cliattels in Sussex. 

Cancelled on payment, acknowledged by the said Nicholas. 

Membrane 31d. 

Writing of defeasance of the foregoing recognisance, and of a yearly 
rent of 40/. to be taken of all their lands in Sussex by Roger 
Asshbournhamme and Richard de Halle granted to William Steel 
and Nicholas Spayne clerks, upon condition that the said Roger and 
Richard or one of them or some other in their name shall in the church 
of St. Paul London pay to the said William and Nicholas or one of them 
or to their executors 5G/. I3s. 4d. in the quinzaine of Michaelmas next 
and 56/. 135. 4f/. at Whitsuntide following. Dated Asshbournhamme, 
Monday before St. Philip and St. James 45 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment by the said WilUam Steel and 
Nicholas, 29 April. 

May 1. John Gray of Ritherfeld to Thomas de Burgo. Recognisance for 

Westminster. 120/., to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
Warwickshire. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Writing of John de Byssheye of the parish of Watford co. Hertford, 
being a general release to William Goodrych rector of St. Mildred in 
Bredstrete London of all actions real and personal. Dated London, 
1 May 45 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 2 May. 

Writing of John de Byssheye of the parish of Watford, being a general 
release to John Shadworth, Richard Betele and Thomas Trillowe 
chaplain, executors of Thomas son of John de Byssheye, of all 
actions real and personal. Dated Westminster, 2 May 45 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 2 May. 

Writing of John Shadworth, Richard Betele and Thomas Trillowe 
chaplain, executors of Thomas son of Jolin de Bj'ssheye, being a 



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1371. 



Membrane 31d — cont. 



general release to John de Byssheye of the parish of Watford of all actions 
real and personal. Dated {as the last). 

Memorandum of acknowledgment by the said Richard and Thomas, 
2 May. 

Writing of Sir William Goodrych rector of St. Mildred in Bredestrete 
London, being a general release to John de Bissheye of the parish of 
Watford of all actions real and personal. Dated London, 1 May 
45 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 2 May. 

May 3. To the abbot and convent of St. Mary York. Order to take again 

Westminster, their letters patent made to Richard de Sutton the king's serjeant 
concerning the maintenance which he had in the said abbey at the 
king's command, and to cause Joan de Wyggemore during her life 
^ fully to have such maintenance, making her letters patent sealed with 

the common seal of their house concerning the same, and writing again 
by the bearer what they will do at this request ; as with the assent 
and at the instance of the said Richard the king of his favour has 
granted that the said Joan shall henceforth have that maintenance for 
her hfe. By p.s. [28745.] 

Writing of John, son of Richard atte Celer citizen of London, being 
a quitclaim with warranty to John de Swanbourne, Agnes his wife 
and William his son, their heirs and assigns, of the third part of a tene- 
ment in the town of St. Albans sometime of John Brokele, which 
part the said John de Swanbourne lately. purchased of John atte Celer 
brother of the said John son of Richard. Witnesses : WiUiam 
Martyn, Thomas Hosteler, John Pykebon, Alexander Bysouthe, 
William Kendale. Dated St. Albans, Tuesday before the Ascension 
45 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 19 May. 

May 21. John Stodeye of Westthorrok to William de Wauton knight. 
Westminster. Recognisance for 100/., to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in Essex. 

May 21. Elizabeth who was wife of John de Aspale knight to Thomas prior 

Westminster, of the hospital of St. Mary w ithout Bisshopesgate London. Recog- 
nisance for 400 marks payable by instalments ; to be levied etc. in Essex. 
Cancelled on payment. 

May 21. Thomas prior of the hospital of St. Mary without Bisshopesgate 

Westminster. London, for himself and the convent, to Elizabeth who was wife of 
John de Aspale knight. Recognisance for 100 marks, to be levied etc. 
of their lands and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in Essex. 
Cancelled on payment. 

May 18. To the sheriffs of London. Order, upon the petition of Walter 

Westminster. Arnald chaplain, to set him free from prison by mainprise of William 
Heyberer, John atte Yate and WilUam Langeford of Gloucestershire ; 
as his petition shews that lately at the suit of Master John vicar of 
Ledeneye, averring that he was by the said Walter threatened with 
death and loss of hmbs, the king ordered the sheriffs to cause the said 
Walter to come before them, and compel him to find security under 



45 EDWAIU) III. 2'J5 



1371. Membrane 3ld — cont. 

a pain to be by them set that he would not do or procure any hurt 
or harm to the said John's person, and if he should refuse so to do to 
take and imprison him until he would willingly do the same, and that 
by virtue thereof the sheriffs have taken him and are keeping him 
in prison ; and the said Wilham, John and William have mainperncd 
for him in chancery under a pain of 40/. that he shall not cause hurt 
or harm as aforesaid. 

May 29. Aymer de Atholl knight to Mary de Sancto Paulo countess of 

Westminster. Pembroke. Recognisance for 100 marks, to be levied, in default of 
payment, of liis lands and chattels in Northumberland. 

Membrane SOd. 

Writing of John Edmund citizen of London, being a grant and quit- 
claim to brother Robert de Draycote prior of the hospital of St. Mary 
Elsingspitel within Crepulgate London and the convent and to their 
successors of the lands and rents in the lane and jiarish of 
St. Lawrence in the Old Jewry London which he the said John some- 
time had by grant and demise of John de Wyndesore sometime prior of 
the said hospital and of the convent, and of all other lands and rents to 
the said hospital belonging which he had by grant and demise of any prior 
or of the convent to this date on any condition or by any writing what- 
soever, and further as well of any chambers whatsoever in the said 
hospital built as of 8/. of yearly free and quit rent to him granted for 
life by John Gerard late prior of the said hospital and the convent, 
which rent he used to take of lands in the city of London to the said 
hospital belonging ; also a general release of all actions, suits, plaints 
and demands real or personal by reason of trespass, contract, covenant, 
debt, damage, grievance or other matter. Dated London, 
3 November 44 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 21 March this year, at 
Lavenham co. Suffolk before WilUam de Wychyngham, by virtue of 
a writ of dedimus potestatem which is on the file for this year. 

Writing of Wilham W^ynkefeld knight and Joan his mfe, who was wife 
of EUis Fraunceys sometime citizen of London, being a grant to Robert 
de Draycote prior of the hospital of St. Mary Elsyngspitle within 
Crepulgate London and the convent and to their successors of all the 
estate of them the said William and Joan or one of them in the tenement 
called the Brodegate ^^ith messuages, shops, cellars, solars etc. situate 
in the parish of St. Lawrence in the Old Jewry London, which the said 
Ellis had by extent of two statutes merchant, one to him made by 
Jolm Edmund sometime citizen and mercer of London, the other by 
the said John Edmund made to John Berland the younger of Essex. 
Dated London, 29 January 44 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment by the said William, 21 March 
this year (as the last). 

Writing of Roger Asshboumliame and Richard de Halle, being 
a grant to Sir William Steel and Sir Nicholas Spayne clerks, their heirs 
and assigns and the heirs and assigns of their assigns, of a yearly rent 
of 40Z. to be taken at Easter and Michaelmas by even portions of all 
their lands in Sussex, ^ith power to distrain for arrears : and for greater 
security they have attorned to the said William and Nicholas by Id. 



296 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1371. Membrane Ziid — cont. 

Dated Asshboumhamnie, Tuesday before St. Philip and St. James 
45 Edward IlL 

Memorandum of acknowledgment in the chancery at Westminster, 
28 April. 

Indenture made between William Steel and Nicholas Despayne 
clerks of the one part and Richard do Halle of the other part, being 
a lease to the said Richard of the manor of Asshbournhamme with 
woods, meadows, pastures, wards, marriages, escheats, rents and 
services of free tenants and neifs etc. for tlie lives of them the said 
William and Nicholas and one year longer, rendering to John 
Asshbournhamme 20 marks a year at the quinzaines of Easter, 
Midsummer and Michaelmas and at the Purification by even portions, 
with covenant that if certain lands called Kechenhamme parcel of the 
said manor, which are in the hands of Robert Eliot of Borham, shall 
by plea or accord be taken or derraigned out of the said Robert's 
hands, and if the said Richard shall have livery and take the profit 
thereof as of the residue of the manor, he, his executors and assigns 
shall render and pay 20/. a year a.s aforesaid, and that the said Richard 
may upon the soil of the manor set up a house and an oven called 
' tygelhous ' and ' tigelhost,' and may thereupon take earth, sand 
and brushwood sufficient to maintain the same during the said term, 
with all other matters, profits and advantages to them granted by 
indenture of the said Jolm Asshbournhamme and Joan his wife. Dated 
Asshbournhamme, Monday before St. PhiUp and St. James 
45 Edward III. French. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment by the parties, 28 April. 

May 3. Ed\\ard Seint John of Wyghton knight to Henry de Percy. 

Westminster. Recognisance for 80 marks, to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in Yorkshire. 

April 28. To Alan de Heton, William de la Vale, WiUiam de Stapelton and 
Westminster. Thomas de Sandford. Order, for particular causes moving the king 
and council, not to take those who shall henceforward be indicted 
before them, though they have taken inquisitions upon the matters 
hereinafter rehearsed, and though some have been indicted 
before them or by inquisition hereafter taken before them may be 
indicted, but that the said Alan shall keep in his hands until further 
order the inquisitions now or hereafter taken by them^ and that they 
shall certify in chancery A^dthout delay the tenor of such inquisitions 
now or hereafter taken, so that the king may further do as ought 
to be done according to the law and custom of England, although 
lately the king by letters patent appointed them, three and two of them, 
by true men of the liberty of Tyndale to make inquisition what evil- 
doers and breakers of the peace at Faustane in Tyndale slew John 
Robbesson of Tyndale, Adam Robbesson and Thomas Robbesson 
and how it was done, who by deceit took Roger del Spence the king's 
liege man at Charleton in Tyndale and delivered him to the king's 
enemies of Scotland, and they took him with them to Scotland and there 
detained him until at their \vill he made fine with the Scots for his 
deUverance, who after knowingly harboured the said evildoers, and 
concerning aD articles and circumstances affecting those felonies, and 
to take and keep in safe custody in the king's gaol of Werk in Tyndale 
until therefrom dehvered according to the law and custom of those 
parts aU who should be indicted before them touching the premises. 



45 EDWARD Hi. 297 



1371. Membrane 29rf. 

April 27. To the sherifiF of Kent. Order to warn Tliomas Apuldrcfokl one of 
Westminster, the knights of the shire, Echiiund Hornc one of the eitizens of Canter- 
bury and John Fynehynfeld one of tlie citizens of Rochester wJio by the 
king's command came to the parhament htst hoklen at [Westminster] 
for the commons of the .said county and tlic said cities, if yet hving, 
or others ise their fellows \\ ho w ere elected with them so to do, to leave 
over all else and ceasing every excuse to be in person at Winchester 
in the octaves of Trinity next to inform the king and council touching 
the manner and form in w hich answer may most speedily and most 
conveniently be made to the king concerning the sura of 50,000/. 
according to the intent of the grant made to him in the said parliament, 
and in the mean time to make in({uisition concerning tlie number of 
parish churches, chapels and prebends in the county as well in the 
hands of secular persons as of men of religion, and certify at the day 
and place aforesaid the names thereof and of the said knight and 
citizens, sending again this writ ; as [in aid of the expenses \\hich] 

as well for the safety and defence of the realm and the 

shipping thereof as for furtherance of the war with France, the earls, 
barons, lords and commons of the realm in the said parliament 
[granted] the king a subsidy of 22.s. 3d. to be levied and taken of every 
parish of the realm, [every parish of greater] value aiding and 
contributing rateably to another of less value, to the intent that the 
subsidy should amount [to the sum of 50,]000Z. ; and after deliberation 
had by the king and council touching the levy thereof [it seems to the 
council that] 22s. .3d levied of every parish does not [b}^] much amount 
to the said sum, and it is feared that answer may not be made for that 
sum at the said terms appointed according to [the intent] of the 
grant ; and the king \\illing to be better informed touching the 
declaration of intent aforesaid and how the levy may most speechly 
be made, and considering that it would be burdensome for all the 
lords, knights, citizens and burgesses who at his command came to 
the said parliament to be assembled a second time for that cause, 
in order to spare them labour and expense has appointed to hold 
speech and treaty with certain of them touching the premises. 

[Defective. See Rep. on Dignity of a Peer, iv. p. 650 ; from which 
source the words in brackets are supplied.^ 
The like to the following : 

The sheriff of Surrey, to warn William de Cobeham knight of 
the shire, Thomas Dane burgess of Suthwerk, Peter Semere 
burgess of Guldeford and John Bodekesham burgess of 
BlecchjTiglegh. 
The sheriff of Sussex, to warn John Waleys knight of the shire, 
John Wyn citizen of Cicestre, Henry Exton burgess of Midhurst, 
John Cosham burgess of Arundell, Wilham Snellyng burgess 
of Shorham, Robert Frenssh burgess of Horsham, Henry 
Werkeman burgess of Lewes, Jolin Chepman burgess of Seford 
and Gregorj' atte Hole burgess of Estgrenestede. 
The sheriff of Suthampton, to warn Bernard Brocas knight of the 
shire, Stephen Haym citizen of ^^'incheste^, William Bacoun 
burgess of Suthampton and Robert Lekford burgess of 
Portesmuth. 
The sheriff of Wiltesir, to warn Lawrence de Sancto Martino knight 
of the shire, Robert Bont citizen of New Sarum and William 
de Keynesham burgess of Malmesbury. 



2U8 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1371. Membrane 29rf — cont. 

The sheriff of Somerset, to warn John Beauchamp of Lillesdon 
knight of the shire, John Whittokesmede citizen of Bath, 
John Ropere citizen of Welles, John Osebeme burgess of 
Taunton and Adam Best burgess of Briggewater. 

The sheriff of Dorset, to warn Walter Perle knight of the shire, 
John Chichestre burgess of Melcombe Regis, Robert Osent 
burgess of Lym, Richard Suward burgess of Bridport, John 
Champion burgess of Dorchestre, William Cliike burgess of 
Warham and Walter Henle burgess of Shaftesbury. 

The sheriff of Devon, to warn WilUam Boneville knight of the 
shire, John Pasford burgess of Dertemuth, Hugh Werf burgess 
of Totten', John Combe burgess of Plympton, John Bosoun 
citizen of Exeter, Richard Cokelescombe burgess of Tavystok 
and William Taverner burgess of Barnestaple. 

The sheriff of Cornwall, to warn John Trenewyth knight of the 
shire, Ralph Trevisa burgess of Donhevedburgh, John Jowel 
burgess of Bodmyn, Richard Carsur burgess of Lost\\'ythiel, 
Stephen Chaumberleyn burgess of Liskird, WilUam Boyville 
burgess of Truru and John Tremaen burgess of Helleston. 

The sheriff of Gloucester, to warn John Poyntz knight of the 
shire, William Heyberere burgess of Gloucester and John Bathe 
burgess of Bristol. 

The sheriff of Hereford, to warn Thomas Chaundos knight of the 
shire, Henry Cachepol citizen of Hereford and WilUam Taverner 
burgess of Leomynstre. 

The sheriff of Salop, to warn Robert de Kendale knight of the 
shire, Thomas le SkjTinere burgess of Shrewsbury and Nicholas 
Palmere burgess of Briggenorth. 

The sheriff of Stafford, to warn John de Perton knight of the 
shire, Hugh Snell burgess of Stafford and Roger Letys burgess 
of Newcastle under Lyme. 

The sheriff of W^orcester, to warn Richard Fiton knight of the 
shire and John Croule citizen of Worcester. 

The sheriff of Oxford, to warn Roger de Cotesford knight of the 
shire, William Coteshale burgess of Oxford and John James 
burgess of Walyngford. 

The sheriff of Berkshire, to warn John de Foxle knight of the shire 
and WilUam Catour burgess of Redynges. 

The sheriff of Bedford, to warn Thomas Reynes knight of the 
shire and Richard Frereman burgess of Bedeford. 

The sheriff of Bukingham, to warn Fulk de Bermyngeham knight 
of the shire and WilUam atte Dene burgess of Wycombe. 

The sheriff of Northampton, to warn Thomas de Preston knight 
of the shire and John de Bukbrok burgess of Norhampton. 

The sheriff of Roteland, to warn Lawrence Hauberk knight of the 
shire. 

The sheriff of Warrewyk, to warn John Peyto knight of the shire 
and Thomas Pavy burgess of Warrewyk. 

The sheriff of Leycester, to warn William Flaunville knight of the 
shire and WiUiam Taillard burgess of Leycestre. 

The sheriff of Notyngham, to warn Roger Belers knight of the 
shire and Roger de Holme burgess of Notyngham, 

The sheriff of Derby, to warn Godfrey Foljambe knight of the 
shire and John Trowell burgess of Derby. 



45 EDWARD III. 299 



XSTi. Membrane 29c? — cont. 

The sheriff of Lincoln, to warn Robert Haulay knight of the shire, 

John de Outhorp citizen of Lincohi and Ralph de Utterby 

burgess of Gryniesby. 
The sheriff of York, to warn Robert Rouclyf knight of the shire, 

William Graa citizen of York, Henry de Roston burgess of 

Scardeburgli and Walter Frost burgess of Kyngeston upon 

Hull. 
The sheriff of Northumberland, to warn Alan de Heton knight of 

the shire and Lawrence Dacton burgess of Newcastle upon 

Tyne. 
The sheriff of Westmorland, to warn Hugh de Louthre knight 

of the shire and Robert Overdos burgess of Appelby. 
The sheriff of Cumberland, to warn Gilbert (sic) Culwenne knight 

of the shire and John de Whitlawe citizen of Karliol. 
The sheriff of Lancaster, to warn John de Ipres knight of the 

shire. 
The sheriff of Norffolk, to warn Edmund de Thorp knight of the 

shire, John Latyuier burgess of Norwich, Thomas de Bodekes- 

ham burgess of Lenne and John de Halle burgess of Great 

Jernemuth. 
The sheriff of Suffolk, to warn Roger de Boj's knight of the shire, 

Robert de Preston burgess of Gippewic and John Astell burgess 

of Donewic. 
The sheriff of Cantebrigge, to warn John Chene knight of the shire 

and John IVforys burgess of Cantebrigge. 
The sheriff of Huntingdon, to warn Nicholas Styuecle knight of 

the shire and William Wyghtman burgess of Huntyndon. 
The sheriff of Essex, to warn Robert de Marny knight of the shire, 

John Halle burgess of Colchestre and William Halle burgess of 

Maldon. 
The sheriff of Hertford, to warn Thomas de Fitlyng knight of the 

shire. 
The sheriff of JVIiddlesex, to warn John Pekbrugge knight of the 

shire. 
Richard de Pembrugge constable of Dovorre castle, to warn Nicholas 

Parker of Hastynges, Robert Baddyng of Wynchelse, 

William Taillour of Rye, WilHam Holynbrok of Romene, 

William Hampton of Hetlie, Simon Monyn of Dovorre and 

Arnald Broun of Sandwic barons of the Cinque Ports. 
The sheriffs of London, to warn Bartholomew Fristlyng and John 

Phelipot citizens of London. 
[Ibid, p. 65L] 

To W. bishop of Winchester. Order, upon his allegiance, to leave 
over all else and, as he loves the king and his honour and desires the 
furtherance of certain arduous and urgent business affecting the 
defence of the realm and the shipping thereof, to cease every excuse 
and be present in person at Winchester in the octaves of Trinity next 
with the king and other the prelates, lords and princes of the realm 
to treat thereupon and afford his counsel ; as the king has appointed 
a council to be there held on that day touching the said business, 
desiring to have speech and treaty AAith the said bishop and other the 
prelates, lords and princes aforesaid. 

[Ibid, p. 652.] 



300 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



137]^ Membrane 2'.)d — cont. 

The like to S. bishop of London and two other bishops, the abbot 
of Redynges and three otlier abbots. 
[Ibid.] 

To Richard earl of Arundell. Like summons to the said council. 
[Ibi(L] 

The like to Humphrey de Bohun earl of Hereford and five other 
earls, Henrv de Percy and five others. 
[Ibid, p. "^653.] 

Membrane 2Sd. 

Letter of Loys count of Flanders, duke of Brabant, count of Xevers 
and Retli' and lord of Malines, dated Gand, 27 April 1371, where were 
in council the chdldain of Dicpnue, the lords of Maldeghem and 
Colscanip, Sir ^\'illialu de Ronghersvliete, Sir Philip de 5lasmines, 
Sir Roger Boeteline, Sir Goss[uinJ le Wilde, Sir Cobet (sic) de le Clite 
receiver of Flanders knights, the provost of Herlebeke, the dean 
of Bruges chancellor. Master Testard de le Wastine, the provost of 
St. Pharahault of Gand, acknowledging the receipt of the king's letter 
containing the treaty agreed upon between the king of England, his 
men and council on the one part and the council and men of the said 
count, his three good towns of Gand, Brugges and Ipre and them of 
le Franc on the other part {text follows) ; which treaty and all things 
therein contained he the said count by advice and consent of himself, 
his council, his said good towns, them of le Franc, his towns of Malines 
and Anwers and other his subjects of Flanders, hereby accepts, agrees, 
approves and of his particular knowledge confirms, promising so far 
as conce